Albion student wins $1,000 GCASA scholarship

Contributed Story Posted 28 May 2015 at 12:00 am

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An Albion student is a winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the GCASA Foundation Board. Carol Pritchard, center, is pictured with Kathleen Maerten (left), GCASA Foundation Board president, and Christy Zell, Selection Committee member and GCASA Board member.

The GCASA Foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships each year with a winner in both Orleans and Genesee counties. The scholarships were presented Wednesday during a luncheon at Terry Hills in Batavia.

Carol Prichard was picked the Orleans County winner. She is a senior at Albion High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Club, Yearbook, Art Club, Latin Club, Women’s Select Chorus and Literary Magazine.

She volunteered with the Orleans County 4-H Fair as a survey assistant, the Farmers Market in Albion working as Kid’s Day “Face Painter” and Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in medina as a Kid’s Program photographer.

Carol completed a high school internship at GCASA, working in the Albion Prevention program and with Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition. Susan Starkweather-Miller, school-to-career coordinator, commented in her recommendation letter that Carol’s placement at GCASA “further cemented her interest in pursuing a degree in psychology and a career in the human service field.”

Carol’s essay described how her personal experiences and the compassion demonstrated by school guidance counselors helped her gain a clear understanding of what she wanted to do after graduating High School. Carol plans to pursue a degree in psychology at SUNY Purchase where she has been accepted.