"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela.
This was quoted in the essay of the 2017 Brian LaViolette Scholarship recipient, Rachel McMorrow. We believe that she will change many lives in this world.
We surprised Rachel during her Human Anatomy class this week at West DePere High School.
This scholarship award is $10,000 and will go to towards Rachel's education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she will pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.
Left to Right-Principal Russ Gerke, Doug LaViolette, Rachel McMorrow, Renee LaViolette, Kim LaViolette and Superintendent John Zegers.
Through the administrative help of Partners in Education, one student was selected from about 4,000 Seniors in the Green Bay district. A student from each of the 17 schools applies. The committee narrows it down to 5 and our family, along with Ashley of Partners in Education interview the finalists.
This year, you have helped financially support and inspire the lives of 53 students, many families, teachers, counselors and all those that pay it forward through their service.