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Catch Up With the Class of 2019!

The Webster Groves High School Parents' Club is Catching Up with the Class of 2019!

One of the missions of the Parents' Club is to distribute at least fifteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating WGHS seniors. The Club recently caught up with a few of the 2019 scholarship winners, and we had the wonderful opportunity to learn about how their first semesters at school are going.

 2019 Scholarship Winner, Isabelle Blake

Isabelle just finished her first semester at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She is pursuing a bachelors in Animal Sciences with a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management and a certification in Equine Breeding and Management at Mizzou.

What is Your Favorite Thing About College?

"My favorite thing about college, I think, is being able to work on what I’m passionate about. Being able to spend time around animals as a freshman is an incredible opportunity, and it honestly really helps my mental health when exams come around!"

What Are You Looking Forward to This Year?

"I’m looking forward to spending my summer at internships and jobs with animals so that I can further build my resume and maybe even score a research job next year!"

How Did the WGHS Parents' Club Scholarship Help You?

"The WGHS Parents Club Scholarship was a BIG help in affording my schooling. Luckily, how it worked out at MIZ, I wasn’t burdened with too many tuition and boarding bills. However, when I needed textbooks, cover-all’s, chemistry goggles, or new boots to work on the swine farm, I was confident I could comfortably afford what I needed to succeed. I wish I had another scholarship just like it this semester!"

 2019 Scholarship Winner, Trinity Rain Madison

Trinity just finished her first semester at Abilene Christian University in Texas. She is pursuing a degree in Theatre Education.

How Sid the WGHS Parents' Club Scholarship Help You?

"First I’d like to thank you all so much! The scholarship you all granted me has helped me immensely. I was able to pay off my first year of college completely with scholarships, the work-study program, and a federal loan. My mom is my rock, but as a single parent, she simply did not have the funds to pay for my education. The WGHS Parents club showed me more support than I could dream of, not only with the scholarship but also with the continual community involvement."

What is Your Favorite Thing About College?

"My favorite thing about college is the community and the culture! I chose to go to Abilene Christian University to major in Theatre Education. The theatre department is extremely selective, and they only admit 12-14 students each year. My professors challenge me each day, and I am very happy with where I chose. I didn’t let the distance, about a 12 hour drive from St.Louis, stop me from pursuing my dream. The area makes it feel like a whole new world. I’ve made strong friendships and participated in several clubs. There is always something to do on campus, and discovering the culture in Texas has been great. I’ve experienced things that Webster Groves didn’t offer like humongous tailgates on Saturday or line dancing on Thursday."

What Are You Looking Forward to This Year?
"As I mentioned, I’m going to Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas (Go wildcats) majoring in Theatre Ed. Last semester I focused more on general education, but this upcoming semester I am taking a boatload of theatre courses and was selected to act in the spring production. I’m excited for those opportunities."

"I wanted to thank y’all once again. I’ve started the process of applying to scholarships for next school year, and I just wanted to commend you all for caring for local students. Have a blessed 2020! I’ve thanked God for all the help y’all have done!" 

 2019 Scholarship Winner, Zander Gregov

Zander just finished his first semester at Kansas State University where he is studying Mechanical Engineering.

What is Your Favorite Thing About College?

"To answer some of your questions, my favorite thing about college so far is the sense of community. There’s something special about living with others of similar interests as I, it is unlike anything I’ve experienced before and it truly is an incredible feeling."

What Are You Looking Forward to This Year?

"This new year I am looking forward to seeing myself really grow and develop into ‘adulthood’, to expand, my goals for this year include saving up and buying my first car, as well as moving out of the dorms into my own house (a rental, but still monumental)."

How Did the WGHS Parents' Club Scholarship Help You?

The Parents’ Club scholarship helped me pay for materials for a Reverse Engineering project, and a homemade Wind Turbine Engineering project, besides these two, the scholarship has primarily helped me with basic living costs such as laundry and other school materials.

"Thanks for reaching out, it’s great to hear from you after your clubs graciousness in awarding me this scholarship! Thank you so much for your groups kindness and help, it has been crucial in my academic success this past semester. Happy new year to all!"

The Parents' Club is hoping to raise at least $15,000 to support the Class of 2020 Scholarship Program. Here is how you can be a part of making an impact for a student like Isabelle, Trinity, or Zander!


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