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Cochrane-Fountain City’s Kayla Kaczorowski wins National Honor Society scholarship

May 5, 2018 GMT

Kayla Kaczorowski, a senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Cochrane-Fountain City High School, has been named one of 500 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Kaczorowski was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $2,850 scholarship.

Upon hearing of the award, chapter advisor and C-FC guidance counselor Gretchen Pedersen said, “Kayla has been a wonderful asset to our organization and exemplifies the NHS core values of leadership, service, character and scholarship. Her desire to give back and support the community through the formation of a backpack program, which provides food items and snacks for students on weekends and extended breaks, has been well received by families and teachers of our students. Her willingness to lead in and out of the classroom and strong academics make her a deserving recipient.”

High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS scholarship. Finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Kaczorowski is recognized as one of the top 500 NHS members in the nation this school year.

In addition to being a two-year member of National Honor Society, Kaczorowski has been involved in FFA, forensics, drama, volleyball, softball, student council, international club, FBLA and teen court. She has also contributed more than 600 hours of community service work for various organizations, including the Winona Area Humane Society, Winona YMCA, Lions Old Time Farm Fest and the C-FC Backpack Meal Program.

This fall she plans to attend Viterbo University to study biopsychology.