The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program has announced recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. Crystal, MCDS Class of 2017, has been awarded the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Initiative Scholar award for 2017.
According the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation news release, awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given to 207 graduating high school students.
Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.
The program’s co-sponsors include the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), and the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators. WCRIS board president Michael Lancaster commented, “I think it is significant that Wisconsin’s students, teachers, principals, and schools are recognized for their devotion to education and learning.”
The Waunakee Tribune interviewed Crystal about her award.