Andrea Mauch speaks to Optimist Club
On March 21st, Andrea Mauch, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Dollars for Scholars, was the guest speaker at the Sauk Prairie Optimist meeting. The program was originally called the Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence. In 2013, the group joined the Dollars for Scholars national program which allows students to apply on-line for local and national scholarships. Each student has a point system that includes essays, references, academic information etc. which results in a point total. The total is then matched with local scholarships. Last year there were 82 recipients of scholarships at Sauk Prairie High School. The awarded scholarships totaled over $121,000.
The Optimist Club of Sauk Prairie meets on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. (noon the first Wednesday of the month) in the River Room of the Blue Spoon. New members and visitors are always welcome!