Several years ago the Chamber Board of Directors made a commitment to enhance our partnership with the local educational institutions and to build a better understanding of the importance of the business community and the role we play in the community. Through programs like Youth Leadership, Senior Projects, Career Fairs and the various committees we have business representatives on, we continue to build that strong partnership.
One of the ways we are able to highlight our partnership is the “Excellence in Education Ceremony”. Through this public forum we are able to honor students in three different ways. This was the 11th year for the Excellence in Education Awards & Ceremony.
First we honor the 130 plus high school students from Superior High School who will be receiving one of the 80 plus scholarships that are offered all having a value of over $400,000 dollars. Superior High School has one of the largest and most financially strong scholarship foundations in the State of Wisconsin. Giving these students the community recognition they deserve is something the Chamber is very happy to do. The following list is the scholarships that were awarded:
Second, we will honor those students who have been chosen by their high school to receive the Excellence in Education Award. The intent is to recognize a current senior student who has exhibited extraordinary qualities and effort, above and beyond what is considered normal or expected, and who is not necessarily a top academic achiever. The spirit in which this award is offered reflects recognition that success in life and in one’s job is often determined more by attitude, effort and the ability to apply learning than by academic achievement alone. In turn, the students who receive these awards also pick a mentor, teacher, coach or parent who has helped them to Excel in Education.
Criteria for Student Excellence In Education Award
The intent is to recognize a student who has exhibited extraordinary qualities and effort, above and beyond what is considered normal or expected, and who is quite likely not a top academic achiever.
The spirit in which this award is offered reflects recognition that success in life and in one's job is often determined more by attitude, effort and the ability to apply learning than by academic achievement alone.
Please select the students from the following categories:
This category recognizes the honor students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools, community and personal involvements. Academic standing should not be a consideration.
This student has demonstrated an above normal understanding and appreciation of the community around him/her. The potential recipient will have been involved with community organizations, businesses and/or industry and understands the value and importance of volunteering time and effort toward the growth and betterment of the community.
This student has participated in civic clubs/organizations aimed at helping those in need in the community, thus instilling a greater understanding of our responsibility as adult citizens of community needs.
Student Who Has Overcome Adversity
This category is aimed at a student who has overcome extreme adversity, has greatly improved, or who was faced with a high degree of challenge either mentally, physically or economically and has excelled despite these circumstances.
Third, the seniors in The Chamber’s Youth Leadership Program have the honor of graduating. Counting this year’s senior group, we will have over 300 students from Superior, Northwestern, Solon Springs and Maranatha Academy who have graduated from the program. The Youth Leadership program is an educational program designed to nurture and enhance the skills of students from our community who wish to become involved in impacting the future. The program was developed by The Chamber and is endorsed by all of the participating school districts. It offers students a rare opportunity to interact with community leaders and explore issues, concerns and activities within our community.
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