Students who write essay eligible for Verna Brown Scholarship funds “We thought it was important to do something to honor Verna,” Taft town clerk Lori Czubakowski said of a land bequest it …
Students who write essay eligible for Verna Brown Scholarship funds
“We thought it was important to do something to honor Verna,” Taft town clerk Lori Czubakowski said of a land bequest it received from someone who had owned land in the town, leaving it to the township.
The township then sold the land, and along with supplemental funding for the town moving forward, decided to do a total of six scholarships worth $500, to be called the Verna A. Brown scholarships. Two scholarships each were given to Gilman, Thorp, and Stanley-Boyd school districts, with treasurer Lana Knox, chairman Darrel Thompson, and Clerk Czubakowski dispatched to make the deliveries to each school district.
Stanley-Boyd district superintendent Jeff Koenig (left) and English teacher Kayleigh Steinmetz (right) receive a check for $1,000 from Taft town treasurer Lori Czubakowski out – side the library at the high school last Friday. The money will be used to fund two one-time scholarships in honor of Verna A. Brown, who gifted land in Taft to the township. Photo by Joseph Back. PAY IT FORWARD
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The scholarships, which are a one-time deal, are available to students who write an essay on “the importance of paying it forward." The town will be notified of the winners for the scholarships, all made possible through the land gift by Verna A. Brown to the township.