This is the fifth year for the Menominee Indian High School Scholarship Gala, which will be held April 7 at the Menominee Casino Resort.
“It went by so fast,” said Kate Mikle, school counselor and one of the founders of the gala with Kim Mitchell, Bob Burr, Wendell Waukau, Terry Brooks, Michelle Frechette, Paul Schwaller and Leslie Shawanokasic.
The first gala raised $17,000. It has grown steadily since then and last year raised $30,000.
“We were able to start a foundation,” said Mikle, who teaches college and career readiness classes at the high school.
MIHS students start preparing for their future as freshmen.
“The students who are in my classes must create an academic and career portfolio,” Mikle said.
High school students volunteer to help at the gala to build their portfolio.
As seniors they present their portfolio in hopes of qualifying for one of the five $2,800 Soaring Eagle Scholarships.