Christine Meyer Blood presents the Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship award to Ethan Huegerich, a senior at Oakville High School in front of the Charles Meyer Insurance Agency located at 5516 Telegraph Road.
Ethan Huegerich, a senior at Oakville Senior High School, is the recipient of the 2020 Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship. The annual scholarship, now in its second year, is given to a deserving senior at Oakville High School by the Charles Meyer Insurance Agency. It is designed to recognize the same entrepreneurial spirit that guided Charles M. Meyer when he started an independent insurance agency in 1972 in his own name. In the years following, Charles devoted much of his time to serving the community, including a position as President of the Mehlville School Board and as a founding member of the South County Chamber of Commerce.
Huegerich proved to be a worthy recipient of this year's award, based on his GPA which included at least one business class and the essay he wrote about how he overcame the obstacle of many adults believing today's teens don't really know how to work for a living. Huegerich proved to be the exception to that perception as he began his own auto detailing business two years ago and now serves more than 250 customers in the Metro St. Louis area.
Rinse and Shine, LLC, is owned and managed by Huegerich and all seven of his employees are local high school students. The business has its own web site, social media page and on-going marketing campaign. Huegerich is definitely looking to the future, hoping to turn the business into his life's work.
Christine Meyer Blood, who took over the Charles Meyer Insurance Agency business in 2010, recognized the passion in Huegerich's efforts and certainly knows of the hard work it takes to run a business. "Ethan has already demonstrated that he's an entrepreneur at heart. We wish him well as he furthers his education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis."