Fairview High School Senior Awarded C.L.A.S.S. Act Scholarship
A Fairview High School senior and her family are likely still talking about her unexpected day at school on Wednesday.
Katie Scott was surprised live on Erie News Now at noon.
Scott is November's recipient of the Emerging Leader C.L.A.S.S. Act Award, given to a nominated student within Erie, Crawford, or Warren counties.
Scott wasn't originally going to be in school.
She's a member of the U17 Women's National Soccer team, which is often traveling. So, she is doing online schooling this year.
"I think soccer is what I do, it's not who I am. I have to have a job after soccer, and I have to be a good person, and I think that's what means the most," said Scott. "So, I think coming to school and being in an environment with people and being a good person is more important."
"Our goal is to educate our students, but it's not just us. Our community takes an active role in that," said Dr. Luke Beall, Principal. "Things like this class act award are a way for the community to give back, be involved, and recognize leaders within our school system that are going to go on and take charge of our community in the future."
The C.L.A.S.S. Act Emerging is sponsored by VNET, the Erie County Community College, Bethesda Lutheran Services, Lilly Broadcasting, and the Northwest Tri County Immediate Unit (IU5).