Senior Lauren Bresky awarded Christian Financial Scholarship
Senior Lauren Bresky is the proud recipient of the Christian Financial Scholarship. Local students are evaluated on merit, community service, academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership. Christian Financial offers these scholarships annually to area students.
Lauren transferred to Regina for her junior and senior year. In those two years alone, she performed over 200 Christian service hours. “I greatly value my Catholic faith and am specifically inspired to serve others,” she explains. In 2018, she served on the Youth Board of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids, a local nonprofit that works to provide free wigs to children who have lost their hair due to illness. She worked tirelessly for multiple days a week alongside CEO and Founder, Maggie Varney, and helped to plan and execute events such as their gala fundraiser and the groundbreaking ceremony for the organization’s new “forever home.”
Inside of the classroom, Lauren jumped right into the rigorous curriculum of Honors and AP classes. She will graduate Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA on May 23, 2019. “Lauren epitomizes what Regina values in its young women: she is a conscientious student, carries herself with integrity and poise, and personifies the values of our Franciscan tradition,” explains her Contemporary Authors/College Writing teacher, Ms. Wisniewski.
Lauren is a member of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club and was elected to the Student Council, holding leadership roles on both. As Devotion Committee Leader on the Student Council, she was responsible for planning and executing all of the council’s charity works, including the school-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year, the school brought in so much food that all six organizations that Regina supported received 20 full boxes of non-perishable food and baby supplies.
Guidance Counselor, Amy Dulgerian says, “Lauren goes above and beyond what is asked of her and seeks out additional opportunities to help by offering her time and kindness. She has demonstrated leadership skills through organizing events, group collaboration, and reliable, consistent participation.”
Lauren will attend Michigan State University in the fall and will study business. She says she is excited to “enjoy the host of benefits that a large campus will offer me, such as countless clubs and organizations to join, a large amount of diverse courses to try, and the fun that comes with a Big Ten school atmosphere!” She also plans to continue her community service efforts in an attempt to “make the world a better place.”