TRENTON- The sixth grade scholarship encourages students to start thinking and planning for their future.
Three students in the same class at Trenton Elementary School received special recognition for their hard work and determination. These three students all received the sixth grade scholarship and were specially selected across Hancock County.
The principle of Trenton Elementary School, Michael Zboray said he thinks this scholarship can bring opportunity for all students, especially those in sixth grade.
“I find that sixth graders thinking deeply about what their aspirations are is really important and it is a real life writing assignment and it gets them to start to think about ‘hey what is my future going to be.'”
“Aspirations can change but to be passionate about something and write about it, I think that’s a really cool thing and I’m excited that we get to do that every year,” he said.
The students said that winning this scholarship lead to mixed emotions.
Bella is a sixth grade student at Trenton Elementary school and felt, “kind of nervous, excited but nervous.”
Charlie, another sixth grade student at Trenton Elementary school underestimated his ability.
“People wouldn’t expect me because a lot of my friends are more talented than me,” he said.
Kate is also a student at Trenton Elementary School and said, “It feels amazing because I went into this thinking I probably wouldn’t win because I’m not very good at writing, but I won.”
Steffanie Rogusi is the Office Manager at Trenton Elementary and also goes by “school mom.”
She said she is proud of these sixth graders.
“Trenton school, it’s home, it’s family its togetherness, it’s a group of people that all want the best for their students and want to watch them grow and do wonderful things in this world,” said Steffanie Rogusi.