Sydney Hope Faye Raab, daughter of David and Rhonda Raab is the recipient of the $1000 Ted terHaar Memorial Leadership Scholarship. A Jenison High School Senior, Sydney will be attending Paul Mitchell the School for cosmetology. A standout in the classroom, (14th in her class), and a member of the National Honor Society she is also involved in a wide variety of community organizations.
Sydney is not only involved in these organizations, but has also served as an active leadership role in many of them including organizing a blood drive, providing thanksgiving baskets for families and serving as a mentor to children through 4-H. Sydney is also heavily involved in her church Oneighty Youth Group at Jamestown Baptist Church.
Below is an excerpt from nomination submitted by Kris Faber, School Social Worker at Jenison High School.
“Sydney is one of the finest people I have been blessed to know. Sydney is highly involved in her school, church and greater community. Her involvement in 4-H, National Honor Society, 180 Ministries, orchestra and Youth Advisory Committee has provided multiple leadership opportunities. She has organized community events, mentored younger students, and modeled exceptional citizenship for others through her service. Through these experiences, Sydney has demonstrated a willingness to learn new things and to work hard. Sydney’s worth ethic far exceeds most of her peers with her academics and in her personal life. She is one who can be counted on for her reliability and thorough follow through.”
Sydney will be recognized at the Chamber’s Community Awards Reception held on Thursday, April 26. The event is open to the public.
Ted terHaar. was a loved Jenison High School teacher and previous Jenison Chamber President, Ted was a respected leader to the community and to his students.