Chelsea Detrick Memorial Scholarship 2023 Recipient

De'Meara
  • Da’Meara Bowen

    Da’Meara engaged in the Chelsea Center as a junior through the Proud Past Inspired Future program.

    During this program she researched her family history, the leadership roles her great uncle played in education and her grandmother played in the medical field, and connected her pride for the achievements of her family to her own aspirations of becoming a pediatrician. She created a beautiful painting to capture this learning and inspiration, earning her an award during this program.

    As a senior, she engaged again through our Real World Problem Solving class, exploring and sharing stories of historic North Webster.  Da’Meara shares many of Chelsea’s qualities.  She is low key, conscientious and thoughtful.   She garners respect from staff and peers alike for her authenticity and kindness. 

Chelsea Detrick Memorial Scholarship 2022 Recipient

  • Francesca Westendorf

    Francesca Westendorf

    The Chelsea Detrick Memorial Scholarship has been dedicated in honor of Chelsea Detrick, 2003 graduate from Webster Groves High School, who tragically died in 2009, just as she was beginning to find her place in the world. Chelsea’s father, Glenn Detrick, founded the Chelsea Center, an experiential learning program within Webster Groves High School, designed to help students explore their passions and career interests through hands-on and community-based learning, as a way to honor Chelsea and to expand her legacy.

    This scholarship, also in honor of Chelsea Detrick, provides one student with a $1000 scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years.

    I am proud to announce that this year’s recipient is Francesca Westendorf. Francesca embodies the qualities of Chelsea: conscientious, hard-working, motivated, intelligent and admired by WGHS teachers for her attitude and personality.

    During Francesca’s time at WGHS, she has redesigned and revitalized the Hoener Memorial Rotary Garden near the Rec Center, spearheading a muti-generational service project that connects Rotarians with Webster Groves High School students in service to the community. Francesca also catered our All Write Festival, demonstrating yet another one of her talents and leaving us all craving her cinnamon scones!

    Francesca will be attending Miami University in the fall. We can’t wait to see her change the world!

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Chelsea Detrick Scholarship 2020 Recipient

Rosalie Garzia
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    Rosalie absolutely embodies the qualities outlined in the scholarship criteria: conscientious, hard-working, motivated, intelligent and admired by WGHS teachers for her attitude and personality. She is one of the most caring and genuine students. 

    During Rosalie’s time at WGHS, she participated in many experiential learning opportunities. The first was with St. Mary’s hospital. Even though she was too young to volunteer in all capacities, she made the most of her time there and continued until she met the age requirement. She developed a manual for future volunteers, complete with ideas on how to be involved and take initiative in service. 

    Afterwards, she participated in personal travel to Spain and France. The impact travel had on her worldview was reflected in her final presentation. She noted the differences in the way of life, architecture, art, and other cultural values. 

    During her senior year, the focus on service for Rosalie evolved. As an active member of the Interact Club - Rotary, she took on a leadership role for her peers. Often, Rosalie reached out to the Chelsea Center for service-learning ideas and ways to bring awareness to those in need. She even contacted a local organization that provides feminine products to Ethiopian girls, to come speak to students in the Chelsea Center. When the guest speaker arrived, Rosalie had an unforeseen academic obligation. She rushed to the Chelsea Center to make sure that everything went smoothly. Her passion for others to learn and serve was stronger than any recognition. 

    Rosalie will be attending Mizzou in the fall. We can’t wait to see the adult she will become!

     
     
  • The Chelsea Detrick Memorial Scholarship has been dedicated in honor of Chelsea Detrick, a 2003 graduate from Webster Groves High School, who tragically died in 2009, just as she was beginning to find her place in the world. Chelsea’s father, Glenn Detrick, founded the Chelsea Center, an experiential learning program within Webster Groves High School, designed to help students explore their passions and career interests through hands-on and community-based learning, as a way to honor Chelsea and to expand her legacy.  

    This scholarship, also in honor of Chelsea Detrick, provides one student with a $1000 scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years.

    I am proud to announce that this year’s recipient is Francesca Westendorf. Francesca embodies the qualities of Chelsea: conscientious, hard-working, motivated, intelligent and admired by WGHS teachers for her attitude and personality.  

    During Francesca’s time at WGHS, she redesigned and revitalized the Hoener Memorial Rotary Garden near the Rec Center, spearheading a multi-generational service project that connects Rotarians with Webster Groves High School students in service to the community.  Francesca also catered our All Write Festival, demonstrating yet another one of her talents and leaving us all craving her cinnamon scones!

    Francesca will be attending Miami University in the fall. We can’t wait to see her change the world!

Alumni Scholarship Recipients

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    2019 - Siyanna Mahan

    2018 - Hannah Barnes

    2017 - Jennifer Edwards

    2016 - Hillary Gerber

    2015 - Eliza Heerboth

     

     
  • 2014 - Sara Risker & Symone Palmer

    2013 - Katherine Loher

    2012 - Myia Croft

    2011 - Katherine Heidinger

    2010 - Meghan Birdsong

    2009 - Melissa Bodkin