Allison receives a check for $150.00 from BCCEF President Chris Stone

The Benzie Central Education Foundation is proud to award $150.00 to Allison Johnston so that she may attend the LSSU Women in Technology camp. Allison’s mom, Stephanie Johnston, explains things nicely;

 "Allison Johnston, an eighth grade honors student at the middle school, was invited to apply for a Women in Technology camp by the LSSU Engineering Department, and was one of 16 selected to participate this summer after they reviewed her formal application and essay.  The Women in Technology Program has been offered at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) since 1991. Their hands-on approach, along with lectures and demonstrations is ideal for college-bound students. Ally will receive hands-on experiences with computer programming, industrial robots, automation, computer-aided design, GPS, computer animation, electronics and Web page development.  I am writing to see if the Educational Foundation has scholarship money available to help cover the cost of this $1195 camp. Ally wrote an essay and was awarded a $350 scholarship from LSSU and an additional $300 from the engineering department at LSSU. While Ally is a three-sport athlete, she had to choose between attending a basketball camp or this camp because we would be unable to afford both. She said, "I am more academically motivated than I am athletically."  So we cancelled our basketball camp registration and took a gamble by applying to this camp. We were thrilled when she was accepted! We are hoping there may be local organizations that can offer some financial support towards the remainder of the tuition."

Congrats Allison, we are happy we could help a bit, we know that you will do well!