Johnsburg, Marian & McHenry Advanced Placement Testing

Posted by John Halbleib on Apr 26, 2018
One of the focuses of the Rotary Club of McHenry and the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc. is on the Youth of our community who are intelligent, motivated, and ambitious – yet lack adequate resources to pursue their full potential.  Historically we funded scholarships.  We have shifted away from scholarship after learning that the current cost of post-secondary education is so high and the funding application process such that our historical approach often did not help students as much as it had.  Moreover, it often served to reduce funding from other sources as a result of the current student aid application process.  While we still fund scholarships for students these are now often in connection with Vocational post-secondary programs. 
 
We have shifted our college-oriented funding to fund Advanced Placement tests through the three high schools which serve students from our Club’s service area – here is the information for this fiscal year (2017-2018):
 
 
Amount
Date
Memo
McHenry High School District 156
$4,081.00
April 5, 2018
Advanced Placement Tests
Johnsburg High School District 12
$1,240.00
April 12, 2018
Advanced Placement Tests
Marian Central Catholic High School
$1,235.00
April 26, 2018
Advanced Placement Tests
 
 
This $6,556 of funding for this fiscal year funded over 126 Advanced Placement Tests for students whose family often lack the resources to purchase such tests (even at the reduced costs offered to such families).  Based on the analysis we did for the McHenry High School District 156 portion, we project that students who test at or above the required level could save more than $336,000 as a result of our $6,556 investment in Advanced Placement Tests.  Clink here for related details.
 
Pictured below from left to right on April 5, 2018 are:  Terry Fitzgibbons (Club Member and McHenry High School West Campus Associate Principal), Denis Buch (Club President), Marsha Potthoff (McHenry High School West Campus Principal), Matt Borst (McHenry High School Senior and frequent taker of AP Courses and AP Tests), and Tom Webb (Club Youth Services Chair, Co-Chair of the Club Scholarship Committee and Vice-Chair of the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc.)
 
 
Pictured below from left to right on April 12, 2018 are:  Tom Haurum (Guidance CounselorJohnsburg High School District 12), Denis Buch (Club President), Paige Layton (Johnsburg High School Junior and Advanced Placement Student), Korbi Fritz (Johnsburg High School Senior and Advanced Placement Student), and Thomas Webb (Club Youth Services Chair, Co-Chair of the Club Scholarship Committee and Vice-Chair of the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc.)
 
Pictured below from left to right on April 26, 2018 are Fire Chief Tony Huemann (Club Member and Sergeant at Arms and Graduate of Marian), Denis Buch (Club President), Kaitlin Thompson (Associate Director of Development of Marian), Steve Baldwin (Superintendent of Marian), and Thomas Webb (Club Youth Services Chair, Co-Chair of the Club Scholarship Committee and Vice-Chair of the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc.)
 
 
 
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