Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Southwest Grad Zac Wright Earns Scholarships from Minnesota Historical Society

Twin Cities Students Earn Scholarships from Minnesota Historical Society

Zac Wright, Minneapolis

Zac Wright graduated from Southwest High School in June 2017. He became an MNHS volunteer in April 2014 and has contributed more than 186 hours of volunteer service. Wright served as a member of the Fifes and Drums Corps at Historic Fort Snelling. While volunteering with MNHS he learned about various drumming techniques and historic music styles. He said one of the things he valued most about his volunteer work is that it provided a very different experience from his other school and extracurricular activities. Wright plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Morris in the fall where he will study music or environmental science. 

Each year MNHS recognizes the volunteer contributions made by high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship program encourages young people to become involved in history education and to recognize the benefits of volunteerism. The students will be presented to their award at the annual scholarship reception on June 27, 2017.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

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