The first full-tuition scholarship co-sponsored by the Mahone Fund and Carthage College will be awarded to a St. Joseph Catholic Academy student at the 16th annual Reaching for Rainbows “Pursuit of Excellence” gala Saturday.
Senior Adriana Staples plans to pursue a degree in occupational therapy and has been accepted to attend Carthage, according to officials with the Mahone Fund. The Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund in a partnership with Carthage is endowing the scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 a year or $200,000 for all four years, according to Tim Mahone, spokesman for the organization.
The Mahone Fund also again is awarding its Career Exploration Organization youth scholarships to six graduating seniors from LakeView Technology Academy, Tremper High School, Harborside Academy and Indian Trail Academy and High School.
As part of the CEO program, the fund provides college scholarships to qualifying seniors from Kenosha Unified School District, St. Joseph High School and Shoreland Lutheran High School. This year’s winners each will receive a $4,000 scholarship to a college or university they have been accepted to attend.
This year’s winners are:
Aaron Shanahan. He has been accepted to attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
Andrew De la Torre. He has been accepted to attend UW-Parkside. He plans to pursue a business-related degree.
Katrina Bell. She has has been accepted to attend UW-Madison, Marquette University and Grace College. She plans to study Spanish and/or pre-medicine.
Savannah Campbell. She has been accepted to attend Southern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University. She plans to pursue a degree in pre-medicine.
Asya Walton. She has been accepted to attend Louisiana State University, Alabama State University and the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. She plans to pursue a degree in business administration.
Marissa Greathouse. She has been accepted to attend The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. She plans to pursue a degree in pre-veterinary medicine.
Proceeds from this weekend’s Reaching for Rainbows event benefit the Mahone Fund’s CEO initiative, which is designed to match low- to moderate-income youth with a business mentor to enable them to determine, develop and and pursue career goals.
The program focuses on educational and career development activities and balancing the relationship between educational achievements, career planning and community service, according to Mahone.
To date, more than 160 scholarships have been awarded.
Reaching for Rainbows gala, a fundraiser for the Mahone Fund. Program includes Living Legend Awards, Signature Award and scholarship winners.
5:45 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. program Saturday. A dance featuring Milwaukee’s Christopher’s Project at 9 p.m.
Carthage College’s Todd Wehr Center, 2001 Alford Park Drive
$50 per person
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For tickets, table sponsorship levels or to donate, contact Ellen Ganschaw at the Kenosha Community Foundation, 654-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org