Project Leadership would like to again congratulate the recipients of the 2015 Mentor and Mentee of the Year awards from this year’s Red Rubber Ball Banquet by highlighting their accomplishments and contributions. The Red Rubber Ball event is held at the end of each academic year to celebrate the hard work, dedication, growth, and relationship building that occurred during the school year. This year’s banquet focused on the importance of persevering when trying to reach goals in order to ultimately attain dreams. We believe that this year’s award winners personified what it means to be a true “Dream Chaser” and “Dream Maker.”
Jennifer Hauge – Grant County 2015 Mentee of the Year
Jennifer has an impressive résumé that has landed her at IU Bloomington after graduating from Marion High School, but she also has perseverance and passion that you cannot capture solely on paper. Jennifer is a perfect example of how determination and grit can lead you through life’s toughest times. Here is what her mentor, Ellen Spitzer, had to say in her nomination:
“…She is the embodiment of what the portfolio stands for. Jennifer has a goal and a mission- her goal is to become a teacher and a counselor and her mission is to do all of the things necessary to attain that goal. She is a good student, has been on the honor roll every semester that she has been at the high school and will graduate with Core 40 with Honors. That in itself is outstanding but Jennifer is also involved in many other activities…Very few have been asked to do so much at such a young age. God bless you Jennifer- You are the greatest!”
Congratulations, Jennifer! Good luck this upcoming school year from all of us at Project Leadership!