Portage Tri Kappa Awards 2016 Scholarships to High School Seniors

Portage-Tri-Kappa-Scholarship-Recipients-2016Promoting education and recognizing student excellence has annually been a priority for the Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. Sorority (commonly known as Tri Kappa). On Tuesday, May 17th, Portage Tri Kappa awarded scholarships to three outstanding graduating seniors, during Portage High School's Scholarship Awards Night ceremony, held in the school's east auditorium.

Portage Tri Kappa presenters were President Barabara Niemcewicz and Vice President and Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Debra Willis. The scholarships were awarded to the following students: an Art/Music $1000 scholarship to Sara Dailey; and two Academic Scholarships--$1,000 to Alison Sobkowski and $550 to Kaitlyn Yates, all residents of Portage.

According to President Barbara Niemcewicz, "Tri Kappa scholarships recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to both educational pursuits and community service. Criteria used in recipient selection include academic achievement, strong goals, extracurricular activities, volunteer service, and financial need. We congratulate these deserving young people and wish them the best in achieving their goals."

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., founded in 1901, is a not-for-profit (501) (c) (3) philanthropic women's organization that exists only within the boundaries of the state of Indiana. The Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa, established in 1967, is one of 146 active chapters and 114 associate chapters, with Tri Kappa statewide totaling about 9,000 actively participating members. Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority is comprised of 28 members, volunteering to enthusiastically and proudly serve the Portage community, awarding monetary donations and volunteering service in the areas of charity, culture, and education.

For more information about Portage Tri Kappa: visit the "Tri Kappa of Portage-Zeta Mu Chapter" Facebook page; or contact Portage Tri Kappa President Barbara Niemcewicz at (219) 929-7358 or email: barbara.niemcewicz@gmail.com