Atlantic Senior’s win scholarship; charities receive donation


May 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Melanie Petty, Kristen Schuler, Liz Metheny, Laena Frederickson are shown

A question posed to students from Atlantic who had applied for the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund Scholarship asked “If you could financially support any charity which would it be and why? Their answers resulted in two seniors being awarded a $750 scholarship each, and two charitable organizations receiving donations of $200 each.

Melanie Petty, representative for the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund said after Liz Metheny and Kristen Schuler were each awarded scholarships at the A-H-S Class Night Wednesday evening, they were asked to remain standing as it was announced that Make-A-Wish Foundation and Project Harmony would each receive $200 as well.

While Kristen specifically noted Make-A-Wish, Project Harmony was selected by the Fund on behalf of Liz’s passion to end child abuse and neglect. Melanie Petty says “The donations weren’t part of the plan” when the committee added the question to the application. She says it was a recent idea, and that they hope it encourages Liz

and Kristen to continue to support the things that are meaningful to them..

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund was established following the death of the 21-year old Atlantic native, who died in June 2009, during a house fire in Council Bluffs.

The fund raises money by hosting the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, at Nishna Hills Golf Club in Atlantic. More information about the tournament and the Fund’s other activities can be found on the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund on Facebook.