Two Atlantic Seniors awarded Frederickson Scholarships
May 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
The Atlantic High School Class Night was held last week for graduating Seniors. Following recognition ceremonies, two of the 2012 graduating Seniors were asked to stay on the stage a little longer.
Taylor Barry and Ian McNees learned they were both being rewarded with this year’s Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund Scholarships worth $750 each, and, they were notified $250 will be gifted in their names to each of their charities of choice.
A question on the scholarship application asked graduating Seniors, “If you could financially support any charity which would it be and why?” While Barry specifically noted Toys for Tots, Playground Builders was selected by the Fund on behalf of McNees’ wish to see playgrounds built in Iraq. Fund representative Melanie Petty said “The donations are something we added to our scholarship last year,” and “We’re hoping this encourages our recipients to continue to support the things that are meaningful to them.”
The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund has given back over $35,000 to the community using proceeds from the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, at Nishna Hills Golf Club in Atlantic.