Chris was a 4th grade teacher at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Greenfield for 33 years. She was innovative, creative, and project-oriented. She is fondly remembered for making learning fun and instilling a love of reading in her students. Chris celebrated life and was always interested in learning new things and incorporating them in her classroom and in her life. Although she was a kidney dialysis patient, she never gave up and continued to teach despite many struggles with her health.
Through the years, Chris touched the lives of countless children. This scholarship was created by Chris’s family upon her passing in 2007. The scholarship’s criteria are reflective of Chris’s resilience and her dedication to education. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be Hancock County residents attending any high school who intend to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree. Preference is given to students who attended St. Michael’s School and to those who have struggled with a challenging health issue or circumstance. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.