Applications for senior scholarships are available

It’s hard to believe I have a kid (OK, man!) who will be graduating this year. Like all parents, I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. It seems like yesterday I was still trying to figure out how to pack the car, pack the diaper bag, load the stroller, and maneuver them around the grocery store.

Today, maneuvers revolve around car insurance, university visits and financial planning. Financial planning is one of the many lessons we teach in our classrooms and at home. As our children grow and journey through the rights of way, they must learn skills that will allow them to be successful adults, able to navigate a difficult world – in very difficult times. With us, university applications and scholarship applications are currently in the foreground.

Here in Lenawee County we have so many wonderful opportunities for our children. One of the biggest organizations helping prepare students for the future is the Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF). For many years, this organization has awarded nearly $6,000,000 in scholarships to more than 5,000 students. They have also provided hundreds of grants to countless teachers to improve teaching, helped construct new buildings for teaching and learning across the county, and supported all of our local schools with innovative projects and strong partnerships. .

If your child is preparing to graduate or even begin their high school career, please take the time to research information about the Lenawee County Education Foundation. Applications for this year’s scholarships for seniors are available. The process for completing applications can take time. However, it is a great learning experience for all students and it is time well spent. Each local school district works diligently to share information with students — so don’t hesitate to contact your high school’s advising department or principal if you have any questions about applications, requirements, and deadlines.

Investing in your child’s education and in the processes that ensure their success in life are the greatest gifts we can give. As a superintendent and as a mother, I can only hope that my boys will follow these lessons with them and continue to use the resources, create strong and lasting relationships and be part of their community. On behalf of the students, parents, and Lenawee County Superintendents Association, thank you to the LCEF for making a difference in the lives of our children each year.

Stacy Johnson is Superintendent of Britton Deerfield Schools.

Back To Top