SPASH students acknowledge academic scholarships
By Taylor J. Hale
Special to the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) students in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program are embarking on a new project to shed more light on seniors who are seeking and receiving academic scholarships.
Their mission is to acknowledge learners who received grants and encourage underclassmen to apply for future educational scholarships. The group asserts students fully reporting their academic rewards is as much as 8.2 percent below the national average.
“I think that students either forget to report their scholarships or simply do not want to put in the effort to report them,” said Bailey Herzog, FCCLA member at SPASH.
The organization strives to promote the unyielding commitment some youth put into their academic studies. They feel it’s a fantastic platform to display their hard work.
“It is important for students to be recognized for their academic scholarships,” said Marissa Zorzin, another dedicated FCCLA member at SPASH. “These scholarships take a great amount of effort and involvement to receive. With our project, we believe that recognizing these students publicly, will make them feel more thrilled about their achievement.”
The two young women are seniors at SPASH. They want their peers’ path to secondary education to start as smoothly as possible and believe that scholarships can assist in the process.
“Once the time comes where students receive their academic scholarships, we will then recognize these students,” Zorzin said.
The end of the school year may be many months away, yet the group is still readying for its scholarly pursuits. Herzog and Zorzin feel the group’s efforts will increase the percentage of reported scholarships and overall scholastic zealousness at SPASH.
“We want students to have the drive and determination needed to succeed in the future,” Herzog said.
For more info on the FCCLA program and their projects visit https://www.pointschools.net/Page/5545.