Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce scholarship winner Julia Reynolds (right) with scholarship committee member Christine Heiby.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has awarded Julia Reynolds of Springfield and Peter Buschman of Burke scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. Both students attended Lake Braddock Secondary School.
During high school Reynolds participated in DECA; was a member of the Spanish Honor Society; worked in her school’s Writing Center; helped start a Fashion Ambassadors club designed to promote sustainable fashion and educate students on the environmental impact of the fashion industry; and served as director of staging for the annual Lake Braddock DECA Fashion Show. Reynolds will be attending Florida International University this fall with a marketing major.
Buschman was a member of DECA, the National Honor Society and Student Government Association. At Lake Braddock he played varsity baseball for four years and achieved Athletic Honor Roll status. In the community Buschman coached youth basketball, volunteered in the public library’s summer reading program and assisted with the English as a Second Language program at his church. He will attend the College of Business at Mississippi State University this fall.
Through its 501c3 Foundation, the Greater Springfield Chamber provides scholarships to deserving students in the Greater Springfield area. Criteria for the scholarship include a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, residency in the Greater Springfield area and plans to pursue a business-related major while in college.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based organization supporting businesses in the Greater Springfield area. Founded in 1957, the Chamber formulates and advocates positions critical to business, keeps members apprised of current community issues and provides numerous networking and education opportunities. For more information about the Chamber, visit springfieldchamber.org.