Iva C. Mennig Trust

Iva C. Mennig Trust

The Iva C. Mennig Trust established this scholarship in honor of Henry and Mary Guire, the parents of Mrs. Mennig, a longtime high school teacher in Toledo and Monroe who thought her first day of school was “just like a picnic.”

Mrs. Mennig’s love of education continued throughout her life. Growing up on a working farm in Newport, Michigan, she boarded with her aunt and uncle to attend Monroe High School, where she graduated in 1916. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University), and her Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. She also attended the University of Michigan.

She passed her love of education on to her students, spending most of her career at Riverside High School and DeVilbiss High School in Toledo before returning to Monroe to teach the last eight years of her career at Jefferson High School.


2000-2001 Sarah Bertz
2001-2002 Amy Lesher
2002-2003 David Rowling
2003-2004 Jason Zak
2004-2005 Jason Zak
2005-2006 Ryan Hatzung
2006-2007 Rebecca Thompson
2007-2008 Jennie Webb
2008-2009 Derek VonEdwins
2008-2009 Nicholas Adrian
2009-2010 Sarah Ping
2010-2011 Kyle Hines
2010-2011 Christopher Koch
2012-2013 Scott O’Nan
2013-2014 Evan Liedel
2014-2015 Kala Giarmo
2015-2016 Larry Krzeminski
2016-2017 Mary Randolph
2017-2018 Justin Vine
2018-2019 Anna Declercq
2019-2020 Madison Howard
2020-2021 Ashton Allen
2021-2022 Ruth Brown
2022-2023 Candace Sharpe