Each year the Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club (SMLWC) awards of a scholarship to a graduating female senior at Franklin County High School who has been actively involved in the community. The scholarship recipient must complete a scholarship package listing her activities that demonstrate her leadership values and teamwork in serving the community. The scholarship winner is required to explain her educational and career goals. The 2023 SMLWC Scholarship recipient is Miss Grace Trelease, a graduating senior at Franklin County High School, and her explanation is listed in the bio below:
Attending: Syracuse University
“My intended major is Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Newhouse School of Communication with and intended minor in Business or Marketing. I intend to be a sports reporter commentator for an NHL team once I graduate from Syracuse.”
Miss Trelease’s community service and leadership activities included National Honor Society President, Sontag Rec Park Christmas Land of Lights, Red Cross Blood Drive, Franklin County Humane Society, Back to School Night at Franklin County High School, Charity Home Tour at Smith Mountain Lake, Franklin Heath and Rehab, Franklin County Home Coming Parade Planner, Ferrum Folklife Festival and others.
The members of Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club hope you will join them in congratulating the 2023 SMLWC Scholarship recipient of Franklin County High School, Miss Grace Trelease.