WILMINGTON — Members of the Wilmington High School Scholastic Achievement Council will recognize students from all four grades who meet rigorous academic standards at the annual event to be held Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Middle School gymnasium, according to SAC President Nancy Wolary.
In 1957, members of the Scholastic Achievement Council created Phi Delta Sigma, Wilmington High School’s first academic honor society.
College-bound seniors who have maintained membership in the society for four consecutive years and the class’s highest ranking scholars will receive scholarship money to be used towards tuition at the post-secondary school of their choice. Last year, 27 students received $13,000 in scholarships; in 2014, $10,350 was awarded to 21 students.
These scholarships are funded by the generous support of community members, parents and alumni. Over the years, SAC has raised and awarded over $276,000 to 633 graduates who represent Wilmington’s investment in the future.
Community members and supporters can assist SAC to continue to nurture and encourage our youth by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Scholastic Achievement Council; Julie Billups, Treasurer; 488 Pratt Road; Blanchester, Ohio 45107.
Addressing this year’s class of 186 members will be distinguished Phi Delta Sigma member and 1988 WHS graduate Jennifer Nelson Rayman.
Rayman is the senior finance leader supporting corporate IT technology solutions for General Electric Company. In this role, Jennifer manages $1.7 billion worth of financials generated by the organization.
Serving in SAC leadership are President Nancy Wolary, Vice-President Jody Ames, Secretary Ashley Kelly, Treasurer Julie Billups, WHS faculty advisor Erin Moore, and at-large members Rachel Boyd, Mary Ann Raizk, Bruce Saunders, and Geoffrey Phillips.
The public is welcome to attend the event.