Promoting education and recognizing student excellence has annually been a priority for the Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of the philanthropic organization Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. (commonly known as Tri Kappa). On Tuesday, May 16th, Portage Tri Kappa awarded academic scholarships to two outstanding graduating seniors, during Portage High School's Senior Awards Night ceremony.
Portage Tri Kappa's President, Barbara Niemcewicz, was there to present the scholarship monies of $1,000 each to the two winners: Mikinna Garzella, whose career expectation is to become a pharmacist, and Samantha Haywood, whose goal is to become a radiation therapist. Both young ladies are residents of Portage.
According to President Barbara Niemcewicz, "On this 50th Anniversary of Portage Tri Kappa, we are so pleased to continue our mission of supporting higher education by awarding scholarships to Portage 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 women and wish them all the best in achieving their life 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 is one of 144 active chapters and 110 associate chapters, with Tri Kappa statewide totaling nearly 9,000 actively participating members.
The Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa is comprised of 34 members, enthusiastically and proudly serving the greater Portage community. Since its establishment in 1967, Portage Tri Kappa has awarded over $450,000 in donations, as well as its members volunteering countless hours of 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.