Dollars for Scholars hopes to help Castle kids pay for college | Schools
Reaching the mark of 1,000 scholarships for Castle students is the goal of the 2013 push by the Castle High School Dollars for Scholars organization.
“Because of our community’s generosity, Castle High School Dollars for Scholars has distributed more than $375,000 to help students achieve dreams of a higher education,” said president Bob Boxell.
During the past seventeen years, Castle’s Dollars for Scholars organization has provided 920 scholarships for graduating seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education. According to Boxell, the 2012 push helped 81 Castle graduating seniors.
“Contributing to Dollars for Scholars is an investment in the future of our young people," said Castle High School Principal Andy Byers. "Our graduating seniors benefit greatly from the generosity of the Castle community. For the community, donating is a way to reward academic performance and student involvement in extra-curricular activities.
Letters are going out this week to former and potential donors, and the deadline to commit for the Castle class of 2013 is April 15. For more information, contact Missy Fanok at the Castle High School Guidance Office at 853-3331.