JHS Graduate Kimberly Crasti Receives Jamestown CCPTSA Scholarship

The Jamestown City Council PTSA recently awarded JHS 2015 Graduate Kimberly Crasti, a $1,000 scholarship. Kimberly will be attending Daemen College in the fall with plans to become a physician’s assistant specializing in neonatology.

“This is the first time in six years that the Jamestown CCPTSA has awarded a scholarship,” said Erika Zielinski, CCPTSA secretary “We wanted to honor a graduating senior and due to the success of the Harlem Ambassador Basketball game, we were able to raise enough money to rejuvenate the scholarship program. We were very impressed by Kimberly’s application and essay about the PTA and are thrilled to present her with the scholarship.”

Kimberly, who is ranked #23 in her class, has participated in many activities while at JHS including: Varsity Tennis Team (captain), Mock Trial (president), National Honor Society, Key Club and Lakewood Area Distinguished Young Women. Kimberly’s essay detailed why she wanted to become a physician’s assistant, especially her experience with her grandfather.

“Each and every time I worked an event, I saw the same work ethic and passion from all the PTA members,” said Kimberly in her scholarship essay. “If these members can work hundreds of hours a year. I know that I am more than capable of lending my time for a few hours. The members showed just how important it is to volunteer, even when one doesn’t always get recognition for it. Hard work and passion can really make a difference not only in a school community, but actual community. The members of the PTA have taught me that if I portray these actions, than I too will be able to achieve and accomplish great goals, and be able to make a difference in many people’s lives.”

posted on 07/09/2015 - filed under: Academics, Community, JHS, PTA, Spotlight, Students