Seniors receive Ted Bates Community Service Scholarship

Seniors Ireland Majewski and Claudia Giulianelli are recipients of the 2019 Ted Bates Memorial Community Service Scholarship. The 13th annual Ted Bates Memorial Scholarship Awards was held on Wednesday, March 13th, at DeCarlo's Banquet and Convention Center.

Twenty-two Warren high schools students who have had a positive influence on others through volunteer work were honored. While attending Regina High School, Claudia and Ireland each volunteered over 300 hours of Christian Service and have taken part in many opportunities to improve the quality of life in their communities. This service learning experience promotes personal and intellectual growth and helps students apply taught skills and knowledge.

For the past four years, Ireland has been active in the Regina S.A.D.D. (Students Against Dangerous Decisions) Club, serving as secretary, president, and board chair and presiding officer. She's also a Knights of Columbus Youth Leadership Core Team Member, a member of our Regina National Honor Society, a four-year volunteer with Catholic Heart Work Camp, and a St. Lawrence Youth Representative. She received the Timothy Award of Excellence which is only given to one student per year. Ireland will attend The University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Claudia has been volunteering at Henry Ford Macomb Hosptial once a week with her twin sister, Valentina. Valentina recently received the William E. Lacey Memorial Community Service Award from the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Roatry Club. In addition to the hospital, Claudia has also volunteered at Regina High School, Meals on Wheels, and St. Lawrence Parish, among other organizations. She is an honor roll student and is currently undecided on where she wants to attend college. She is one of six children and is a great role model to her younger siblings.

The Ted Bates Memorial Service Scholarship Program aims to motivate young people to achieve their potential and to be catalysts for positive change in their community. 

Ted Bates was a former mayor of Warren, who served from 1967-81.

Recent Regina Graduates that have received the Ted Bates Memorial Community Service Scholarship:  
2018 - Erin Hallman and Mary Katherine Kozak 
2017 - Riley Harris and Nicole DiGirolamo
2016 - Mayme Philbrick and Rachel Ries