Alison Bachus, Class of 2015, was awarded the Emerald Society Scholarship by the Indianapolis Firefighters – Emerald Society Chapter. President Rob Field ’82, an alum of Scecina, presented the $1,000 scholarship to Alison, a deserving student, who “is loyal, proud, and that goes above and beyond for her school, much like in the image of firefighters, who go above and beyond for others.”
Alison, an Our Lady of Lourdes graduate, comes from a lineage of Scecina alumni. Her parents, Kevin and Mary (Shackelford) Bachus, graduated in 1980 and 1982, respectively. Kevin and Mary have two older daughters, Kaleigh (Bachus) Day ’06 and Courtney Bachus ’08.
Alison is very involved at Scecina. She is a member of National Honor Society, participates in A Promise to Keep and the spring musical, and competes in swimming, cross country, and track. Alison has applied to St. Mary’s of Notre Dame, Purdue University, and Marian University. She hopes to major in Nursing or Criminal Justice, depending on where she decides to attend.
Therese Joyce, College Counselor at Scecina, was delighted that Alison received the scholarship. "Alie is a great all around young woman, and is very well rounded and involved at Scecina. Her involvement has led to great success in and out of the classroom. Alie frequently gives her time to Scecina and the community. She is always willing to volunteer as a Student Ambassador, leading events for new and perspective students and alumni. Additionally, she has been dedicated in committing hours of service in the outside community. She is viewed as a servant leader in the Campus Ministry department.”
The Indianapolis Firefighters Emerald Society chapter was established in 1994, marking its 20th anniversary in 2014. The member base is around 340 firefighters throughout the metropolitan area of Indianapolis. The Emerald Society of Indianapolis “is to provide a fraternal organization and a benevolent society for the firefighters of Marion & Surrounding Counties who share a common bond, “a firefighting related interest,” that wish to continue the fine traditions that have made firefighting what it is today.” For more information, please visit: www.indyfireemeraldsociety.org/
Congratulations to Alison for her hard work and dedication to Scecina Memorial. We also thank the Emerald Society for their interest in supporting Scecina Memorial High School, and most importantly, their commitment to protecting the lives of others.
Posted on Tue, December 16, 2014
by Rose Timpe filed under