Class of 1989 awards scholarship to SPASH student
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – SPASH alumni are giving back to a 2020 graduate this year. The class of 1989 celebrated its 30th class reunion last summer and decided to pay it forward.
“The SPASH Class of 1989 celebrated our 30th class reunion last summer and raised funds during this time to provide a scholarship to a 2020 graduating senior,” explained SPASH Class of 1989 Secretary Jodi Rentfrow.
The recipient of the Class of 1989 – 30th Reunion Scholarship receives $1,400 to aid in their secondary school education.
The selected student was Elijah Strong. Strong will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he plans to study chemical engineering.
During his time at SPASH, Strong played football and basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society, student senate, and the Destination Imagination Team.
Strong was chosen for the scholarship based on commitment and dedication, involvement in school activities, and financial need. To be considered, applicants should be enrolled in a full-time college or secondary/vocational institution located in Wisconsin.
Funding for the scholarship came from donations and gifts from local businesses, organizations, and alumni.
“We are very proud to be able to pay it forward to a graduating senior and hope to do it again for our next reunion,” Rentfrow added.