Westfield High School seniors Lauren Seitz and Emily Moe were recently recognized as this year’s academic scholarship recipients from the Westfield Chamber of Commerce.
Seitz has been awarded the $1,000 Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. She will use her award toward her double major of English and French at Ball State University. Moe will apply her $500 scholarship, sponsored by Busby Eye Care, to studying chemical engineering at Purdue University.
The Westfield Chamber awards these scholarships each spring to two graduating Washington Township seniors. Applicants address a Chamber-related question by submitting a 500-word essay. This year’s question was about the importance of a chamber of commerce to its community.
“Westfield tries to embody its motto, ‘Old Town Charm, New City Style,’ and the Chamber of Commerce is a huge player in helping Westfield to show just that,” Seitz wrote in her essay. “When a new resident or business is considering relocating to the city of Westfield, the first contact made is often with the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber does its best to attract new residents, as well as new businesses, to Westfield and to the area in general.”
To read the complete essays from Seitz and Moe, visit www.westfield-chamber.org.