Behrendt and Flosi: First to be Awarded Wiseducators Scholarships

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Two graduating seniors have been awarded a scholarship from Wiseducators, an educational company. They are the very first recipients to be selected for the company .

Wiseducators (http://www.wiseducators.com) is proud to announce their first College and Career/Trade scholarship recipients. Benjamin Behrendt, the College Scholarship recipient, was selected because of his outstanding academic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities, and extensive community service. He currently holds a 4.0 G.P.A and has the goal of becoming an engineer. He will begin his studies at the University of Iowa this fall. The Wiseducators Scholarship Committee was particularly impressed by Mr. Behrendt's global perspective on education as it relates to career choices.

Skye Flosi, the Career/Trade Scholarship recipient, was selected because of her high level of achievement in career and technical education courses and her stellar record of community service. She plans to attend Tacoma Community College this coming fall and pursue a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The Wiseducators Scholarship Committee was most impressed by her genuine interest in achieving her goals by serving others.

Immediately after each of the recipients was chosen the committee members expressed the following sentiments:

"I am very glad to be involved in the selection process of this award, because it affirms that there are many students who want to achieve and excel academically as well as socially."

"Even though I'm a businessman rather than educator, I see many similarities between the hiring process and the process of selecting scholarships because these kids have many of the same positive attributes that I would look for when trying to hire someone for a position."

"This was a very difficult process, because all of the applicants were outstanding in one way or another."

The Wiseducators College Scholarship is an $800 award that is given annually to a college-bound senior who has demonstrated strong character and stellar academic achievement. The Wiseducators Career/Trade Scholarship is a $250 award that is given annually to a trade school-bound senior who has demonstrated strong character and community service achievement related to his/her trade.

Following the example of modern educational practices, the Wiseducators Scholarship Committee has a submission process that is applicable to a variety of learning styles. In this initial year of the scholarship, there were over 520 applicants for the College Scholarship and over 30 applicants for the Career/Trade Scholarship from all over the United States.

Wiseducators (http://www.wiseducators.com) is an educational services company in Fredericksburg, Virginia founded by Eugene Williams, Jr., M.Ed. and Jewel Williams, M.Ed.

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