Florida Southern awards 2004
Hazel Haley Scholarship
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 14, 2004) - Lakeland High School graduate Diane Green has been named the 2004 Hazel Haley Scholar. Green will receive a $2,500 scholarship each year for four years toward her education at Florida Southern College.
Green, a National Honor Society member, maintained a 4.0 grade point average during all four years at Lakeland High School. She was a member of the chorus and student council, and served as president of Career Education Clubs of Florida and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition to working 30 hours per week, Green has volunteered with the recreation department of an assisted living facility and as a first grade teaching assistant at Medulla Elementary. In her application letter to the scholarship committee, Green said, "Now finding myself a high school senior, with graduation just around the corner, I have completed the puzzle that so many individuals my age have yet to ponder. I know now that my immediate purpose is to further my education to one day become a teacher." Green is the daughter of Rick and Patti Green.
The Hazel Haley Scholarship Fund was created by a group of Lakeland High School graduates and friends of Florida Southern College to honor Hazel H. Haley, a 1937 FSC alumna and beloved English teacher. Haley has received many awards in recognition of her 67 years of teaching and has been featured on national television, in London newspapers, and in numerous publications in the United States.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.