Student Jeffrey Andrews, Rachael Anspach, Kara Baumgartner, and Lauren Hellinger have been named 2004 Great Lake Scholars. The noted students join over 9100 third through eighth graders from across the Great Lakes Region of the Midwest that received such acclaim. Over 2000 schools participated in the project to select and honor students who not only excel academically but also show that they are well rounded individuals. To find a qualified individual, teachers were asked to only consider students with a B average or higher. From there, they were asked to nominate students who were involved in extra-curricular, athletics, participate in community or church groups and are involved in community service. Students nominated then submitted an application to complete the process.
Great Lakes Scholars was established to inspire children to achieve with the hope that it motivates students at a young age level to show that achievement counts, hard work matters, and actively participating in school and community events is important.
Lois Widner, Principal of St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School states, “We are so proud of these four students who have been named 2004 Great Lakes Scholars. These four students are outstanding in academics, extra curricular, and service projects. These young people are our future role models.”
Great Lakes Scholars was founded in 1998 and currently honors students in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.