The current Mac 75 Legacy Scholarship committee has been meeting for almost a year now. We started our funding efforts because of the generous donation from the 40th reunion Committee. We felt as a class, we should be facilitating MAC student futures and promoting our own wonderful class in the process. We also wanted to honor our deceased classmates. So the following developed.
After the 40th reunion in 2015, our class not only gifted funds to the MAC performing band to go to Carnegie hall that year, we offered a scholarship to the MAC Boosters. (President was our classmate's son Brandon Faught!) In addition we gifted funds to the general teacher account to purchase needed supplies in the classroom.
This year, the scholarships were opened up to the graduating seniors and we worked with AVID. Advanced via Individual Determination program, a college preparation program open to students in grades 9th, 10th and 11th. This is an academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Students had to submit a resume and complete a general application. We had 10 applicants this year. Because of the donations towards our MAC '75 LegacyProgram... we were able to offer 4 scholarships this year. 4 seniors who are entering higher learning institutions for Nursing, Athletic Training/Counseling, Government/Marketing and Electrical Engineering.
Representatives of the scholarship committee were able to meet with the students directly in class to surprise them with the awards. We regaled them with tales of the '70s. I'm not sure they understood all the references but they were amused & appreciative. They still have the bowling class at Dart Bowl and we learned the same chemistry teacher is still teaching! We toured the school again and even got caught up in the halls at class change. (It hasn't changed any!)
Thank you so much for the time and effort this committee has spent making sure the donations towards the scholarships were well spent on determined applicants. We will be back at it again very soon to push towards next years scholarships. If you are so inclined, please take a moment and contribute to this wonderful cause.
In the future, we will have additional options for donation submissions.
Again, such an honor to work with these classmates to continue making a difference in the lives of our fellow MAC legacies.
What an honor and a privilege to continue this endeavor! You can't even imagine what a difference we are making.
Your 2018 MAC '75 Legacy Committee,
Norma Hofstad Jost
Brenda Spencer Wohlfarth
Stacy Koeninger White
Celia Vasquez Amey
Becky Oliver Burkett
Sharla Greene Masso
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