Summer Break 2012 will be filled with exciting challenges for a select group of Valley Park students. Lego robotics; board game strategies; show choir; band; pop singing; horsemanship skills and studies about ancient Rome are samplings of the unique experiences awaiting this spring’s “Soaring with Service” Award-winners. Recently, Shaeleigh Brady (9th gr.); Denise Jones (7th gr.); Jilane Pedersen (6th gr.); Madison Walker (7th gr.); Haley Ward (10th gr.) and Joshua Wilson (4th gr.) were presented with summer camp scholarships by Jenn Vanelli and Sheri O’Brien, executive directors and co-founders of ValleyPalooza Organization, Inc.®
The “Soaring with Service” Award, a charitable scholarship fund, was established through ValleyPalooza. It offers full or partial scholarships to eligible students to attend tuition-based extra-curricular programs in grades K-12. Scholarships reward students who are actively involved in service learning and community service for area residents. Funding for the award is determined annually. It is based on sales of ValleyPalooza merchandise on the Valley Park School District campus, from donations by school staff, as well as through money raised by the school faculty dunk tank during the annual music festival. ValleyPalooza matches the total amount of money raised each year. Another music festival is planned for early fall 2012. For more information, please visit their website at www.valleypalooza.org/.