Woman’s generosity surprises students, staff of Hamilton H.S.

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Marjorie Wrezic

SUSSEX (WITI) — Dozens of Hamilton High School graduates will have the opportunity to go to college thanks to the generosity of a single woman. Her name is Marjorie Wrezic — and she has two grandchildren who have graduated from Hamilton — and one still attending.

On Thursday, August 29th, the Hamilton School District announced the creation of the Hamilton Education Foundation’s Marjorie Wrezic Scholarship. Beginning in spring 2014 and continuing indefinitely, scholarships in the amount of $4,000, renewable for a second year, will be granted. Based on the market return, more than 50 scholarships are expected to be granted — that’s a six-figure donation in all.

The scholarships will be available to Hamilton seniors who plan to enroll in postsecondary education as a full-time student with a demonstrated financial need. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average, be a U.S. citizen, and demonstrate community service through extracurricular activities, work, religious or volunteer activities.

Wrezic wanted to honor the memory of her husband, Ralph Wrezic, who was a successful self-made businessman who recognized the value of hard work and determination.

The Wrezic donation creates the largest scholarship program in Hamilton High School’s history.