Congratulations to Kayla Schultz, the first student from Northwood High School to be awarded the Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area Student Scholarship! Our $1,000 scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue degrees that support our mission “to protect, preserve and improve the environmental and aesthetic qualities of the Eau Claire Lakes Area watershed, including the lakes, rivers, shorelands, wetlands, forests and attendant wildlife resources.” Kayla will be attending UW-Eau Claire in the fall, majoring in Education. She plans to use the “outside” (the environment) as a major focus in helping create positive habits in young children regarding relationships with the environment.
Kayla was Team Captain for several athletic teams, served as Class President and her grade point average ranked third in her class. Scholarship Committee Chair Marty Olson said, “We were very pleased to receive several very outstanding candidates for the scholarship and most excited to award it to Kayla, a very deserving senior at Northwood High School.”