Crestwood Dollars for Scholars Phonathon is Wednesday, Jan. 27
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:48am admin
Marcie Klomp ~ News Editor email@example.com
Cresco - Community members are invited to help fund scholarships for Crestwood High School students during the school’s annual Dollars for Scholars Phonathon on Wednesday, Jan. 27. In case of bad weather, the event will be on Feb. 3.
High school students will reach out to the community by calling the evening of Jan. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. with hopes to end the phonathon between 8:30-9 p.m. They will be using phones from CUSB Bank, Cresco Bank & Trust and Donaldson Company, to name a few.
The money raised will go to graduating seniors to help them with expenses associated with post-secondary education. Winners of the scholarship will be announced at the awards ceremony in May.
Dollars for Scholars Board member Trish Hartman said, “Dollars for Scholars is an event where high school students make phone calls to potential community donors. We hope the community will support us, whether that is by donating $1, $5 or $10, $20 or more. It’s a great way to help our students attend some type of post-secondary education. Our goal this year is $18,000.”
She continued, “We have a phonathon each year to help raise money for additional scholarships for the graduating class. We ask juniors and seniors to assist as the money raised goes directly to them in the form of scholarships.”
Students making calls to the community during the 2021 Dollars for Scholars phonathon include juniors Kendel Slavin and Kyleigh Foster and seniors Carter Henry and Anna Mae Leverson.
Henry and Leverson were the junior representatives last year and are now helping the junior class representatives learn the ropes, so they can be in charge next year.
Hartman noted, “The students give a student voice to Dollars for Scholars.”
Dollars for Scholars has been giving scholarships since 1993 and has presented over $3 million in scholarships to students since then. Students must submit a first-semester transcript and a second-semester schedule when they collect their scholarship money.
Chapter members include Doug Berg, Coleen Cauwels, Tasha Hart, Trish Hartman, Tammy Henderson, Tara Henry, Aaron Hvitved, Lisa Nelson, Wayne Kreitzer, Brian McConnell, Harold Noe, Deb Novak, Sally Peter, Kathy Rice, Kay Reis, Laura Schmauss, Bryan Sheehy, Steve Sopha, Shirley Sovereign, Stephanie Thomson, Michele Tuchek and Al Voyna, along with student representatives Anna Mae Leverson, Carter Henry, Kyleigh Foster and Kendel Slavin.
For more information about Dollars for Scholars, visit the website: crestwood.dollarsforscholars.org. Donations can be sent to Crestwood Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 73, Cresco, Iowa 52136