2012 Avondale High School Grad Presented New $1,000 Scholarship from Auburn Hills-based Reliance One, Inc.
- Student: Marisa Aiello
- School: Avondale High School
- Class/grade: 2012 Graduate
- Award: Reliance One, Inc. Scholarship
Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, is pleased to announce that Marisa Aiello of Rochester Hills, a 2012 graduate of Avondale High School, received a $1,000 college scholarship from Reliance One, Inc. an Auburn Hills-based staffing corporation, through a scholarship fund the company established this year with the Avondale Education Foundation (AEF).
Reliance One awards the $1,000 scholarship to a student who resides in the Avondale School District, has attained at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to pursue a business degree, preferably with a focus in entrepreneurism, at an accredited college, university or other higher education institution. Avondale Superintendent Dr. George Heitsch expressed his appreciation for the Company’s support to Reliance One Vice President and co-founder James Paquette.
“The community as a whole benefits when companies like Reliance One get engaged in the education of K-12 students. We applaud Reliance One for supporting the Avondale School District through the AEF and congratulate Marisa on receiving the scholarship,” said Dr. Heitsch.
Marisa, currently a freshman attending Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on a volleyball scholarship, was presented with the check on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. In addition to volleyball, the promising entrepreneur is pursuing a double major in business marketing and management and has aspirations to open a restaurant upon graduation. At Avondale High, Marisa was active in service projects through the school’s leadership class and the ‘Benefit on the Bay’ fundraiser to assist the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.
The Avondale Education Foundation’s mission is to support student development, promote excellence through creative teaching, and foster community and school partnerships by securing and allocating financial and other resources to create or expand education related enrichment projects and programs offered through the Avondale School District.
Avondale School District is a collaborative community of teachers, staff and families working together to assure student success. The district, encompassing portions of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy and Rochester Hills, celebrates the richness of a diverse student population and strives to be a model school community that prepares students to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens to the world that awaits them upon graduation. Learn more about Avondale Schools, an AdvancED certified district, at www.avondale.k12.mi.us.