Western Wayne Students Receive YAC Grants

Wayne County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Committee presented two separate grants to Western Wayne High School students Rachel Hoch and Sydney Hutchinson on Friday, January 24. 

          Ryanne Jennings and William Gershey, representing the Wayne County Community Foundation, presented the grants to the students.

Rachel Hoch, sophomore, received a grant to use for her senior project.  The project involves her work with Western Wayne High School’s annual spring Catwalk fashion show themed “Tune into Fashion”.  Rachel will work to plan decorations for the show along with sewing other projects for the event.  She also will choose a charity to donate proceeds from the event to.

 “I felt glad I wrote the grant,” Rachel explained.  “I know the funds will greatly benefit our spring show along with the community that will get to enjoy seeing it.” 

Fellow classmate Sydney Hutchinson, junior, received her grant for her senior project which is a 5K color run to take place at Western Wayne High School on May 16.  More information on her project will be available at www.westernwayne.org in the spring.  Sydney is a member of both the Cross County and track teams and has an interest in studying business in college.  She believes that her project will combine all of her interests and give her some experience in event organizing.

 “I’m excited to use the grant money to develop an amazing 5K event for the public to enjoy,” Sydney explained.  

Western Wayne High School administration and staff feel proud of these students who received grants and encourage the community to come out and enjoy both of these upcoming spring events.

Picture one, from left, standing:  Trina Barcarola (YCA), Mrs. Colleen Carmody, Rachel Hoch, and Brendan Fitzsimmons (YCA).

Picture two, from left, standing: Trina Barcarola, Mrs. Laura Wojnar, Sydney Hutchinson, Mrs. Annette Fox, and Brendan Fitzsimmons (YCA).

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