SCC announces Amitie Scholarship winners
Published 2:55 am Wednesday, January 20, 2021
LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic has always been a place where students learn about integrity, human dignity and spiritual strength, and SCC’s partnership with Amitie – a memorial foundation for the prevention of suicide – allows for students and faculty to grow in the ability to save lives and strengthen the spirits of those around them. Amitie recently began their Scholarship Essay Program for students in ninth through 12th grades. To earn this award, students across the state wrote essays based on prompts surrounding the themes of breaking the stigma associated with suicide and relying on faith to get through times of depression.
SCC had two students place in the contest. The first place winner, SCC junior Lauren Weber, and the second place winner, SCC junior Brooke Forsythe, both received their awards on December 16 before leaving for Christmas break. Lauren Weber is an outstanding student who takes an advanced curriculum while serving as co-captain of the Starstepper dance team and participating in the activities of the Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SCC Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society. Brooke Forsythe, another fantastic student, also takes an advanced curriculum and participates with the SCC Stagehand Drama Club, girls’ Tennis team, Beta Club, Student Council, SCC Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society. While winning submissions earn cash prizes, ($1000 for first place and $500 for second place) the biggest “win” is in helping to raise awareness about suicide so that more people will be able to seek help if needed and offer help to those in need.
SCC is so proud of Lauren and Brooke, and so proud of all the Comets and SCC faculty who help to create an appreciation for the gift of life each day.