About Josh Hegge:
Josh Hegge was a young man who entered William Smith High School completely different than he graduated. He was kind, a good friend, and passionate about horticulture. He would often be seen pruning the plants in the school because that was his way of showing his nurturing personality. As he grew, he emerged as a passionate leader and mentor to younger students and authentically shared his story to help his peers. Younger students looked to him for guidance and he would gently offer comfort, compassion, and support. He will always be remembered as someone who “turned it around” and left William Smith a better place because he was a part of this community.
Selection Criteria for the Recipient:
-Acceptance to a post-secondary institution
-Improvement/Growth including attendance, GPA, and involvement with school and/or community
-High Quality Character
-Passion for learning (outside of school)
Application Process and Dates:
Complete the application below by 11:59 PM March 12th, 2020
-Short Answer Questions
-Recommendation form from current teacher or faculty member
-Finalists will be notified by March 30th, 2020 and an interview will be scheduled for the month of April
The winner will be announced at graduation. A lump sum of $1000
will be given to the recipient in August with proof of attendance.
The student will be notified before and publicly announced May 18, 2020 at graduation.