Sturgeon Bay senior Georgia Feldman earned the second annual Steve Schmelzer Memorial Scholarship. Gretchen Schmelzer presented it in memory of her late husband, Steve Schmelzer; and in honor of the many students he inspired during his 25-year social studies and coaching career in the Sturgeon Bay School District.
Feldman was honored for the many forward-thinking traits she shares with Steve, including a passion for the environment, social studies, current events and philosophy. She has reached beyond the familiar to broaden her mind and open herself up to interact with different people, ideas and situations.
Schmelzer will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities this fall, with plans to major in environmental sciences.
Georgia Feldman was also awarded one of two $1,000 scholarships from Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. She and fellow Sturgeon Bay High School senior Nalani Bicoy earned the 2020 Hope Church Endowment Fund Scholarship, in part for their insightful answers to an essay question about how their life has demonstrated spiritual growth and how they’ve demonstrated acceptance of diversity and openness of thought in their community. The scholarship was open to graduating seniors from all Door County high schools.