ST. GEORGE — The St. George Business Alliance has selected Chloe Simmons of Port Clyde, a 2020 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School, as its $1,000 scholarship award winner for 2020. Chloe’s parents are Travis and Stephanie Simmons of Port Clyde.
SGBA’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose Chloe for the 2020 award based on her strong academic record, her student leadership and record of community service, and her commitment to helping children learn and grow, according to SGBA, in a news release. She plans to attend the University of Maine Farmington in the fall, where she will major in Elementary Education.
“I am incredibly passionate about kids,” noted Chloe in her essay. “I want to help them be the best they can be, inside and outside of school, and to positively affect their lives.”
A member of the Trekkers mentoring program for six school years, Chloe’s steady and positive presence and demonstrated leadership skills contributed to the greater good of her Trekkers teams.
“Chloe’s character – built on innate respect, compassion and empathy – is the reason she improves any environment she is a part of,” said her Trekkers program director. Kind, considerate and always thoughtful of others, “she is a student who seeks to be shaped by her experiences. Her example of service and compassion will be an incredible model for our students to follow,” said the release.
The SGBA is a local nonprofit trade association of businesses, individuals, civic and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to promote business and cultural prosperity in St. George. As part of this mission, the SGBA strives to help students receive the education needed to pursue their chosen careers. This is the third year the organization has provided a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from St. George.