New scholarship for graduating students devised by alumni
For the City Times
Alumni from the SPASH Class of ’89 have awarded one graduating senior a $1,000 scholarship.
The group decided at its 25th class reunion last year to create a new scholarship as a way to “pay it forward” to outgoing seniors.
The first recipient is graduating SPASH senior Emily Groshek.
Groshek received a $1,000 scholarship towards school expenses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she plans to study finance and economics. Prior to graduating Groshek had been involved in the YMCA’s Youth in Government program, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and managed SPASH school store.
She is the daughter of Frank and Karen Groshek from the Town of Stockton.
Scholarship funds were raised through in-kind donations and gifts from local businesses, organizations, individuals and classmates.
The class was assisted by outgoing SPASH Principal Mike Devine and school counselor Kristin TeWinkle. The class will again award a scholarship at its 30th reunion.
The Class of 1989 Reunion Committee Members are Euge Isherwood, Jodi (‘nee Patoka) Rentfrow, Julie (‘nee Jirovec) Cotter, Craig Wagner, David Kunze and Heather (‘nee Jones) Brehmer and Andrea (‘nee Page) Ingvalson.