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Glacier Ridge PTA Awards $1,000 Scholarship

Glacier Ridge staff and Caroline

The Glacier Ridge PTA presented the 2022 scholarship award to Caroline Seidenzah on May 12. Pictured (left to right): Jackie Dracup, PTA president; Julie Sromek, PTA scholarship chair; Karla Reinhardt, assistant principal; John Jacobsen, principal; Caroline Seidenzah; Dr. Kathy Hinz, superintendent; Susie Massett, second grade teacher; and Gretchen Thomas, extended curriculum teacher  

On May 12, 2022, the Glacier Ridge Elementary School PTA presented a $1,000 alumni scholarship to Caroline Seidenzah, a recent graduate of Crystal Lake South High School.

Seidenzah played volleyball at South and was a Gator Nation Leader and member of the National Honor Society. She also participated in the Gator Leadership Crew, Math Team, and the ACES Academic Challenge Team, where she competed in math, physics, and chemistry. She will attend Michigan State University in the fall and plans to major in engineering. 

“I feel extremely honored to win this scholarship and represent Glacier Ridge. The amazing teachers and administration at Glacier made me passionate about learning and played a huge role in making me the student I am today.” 

The $1,000 scholarship was created by the PTA in 2019 to help former Glacier Ridge students further their education, whether at a traditional four-year college, junior college, or technical school. The scholarship can be used toward tuition, apprenticeship fees, books and materials, travel, and room and board associated with ongoing education. To be eligible, applicants must have attended Glacier Ridge Elementary School for at least one year and have graduated from a District 155 high school with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

“The Glacier Ridge PTA and the scholarship committee are so proud of Caroline. Her drive and focus, coupled with her genuine care and concern for others makes her a great candidate for this scholarship,” said Julie Sromek, committee chair. “We know Caroline will do great things and keep making a difference in all of her future endeavors.”