For the third year in a row, a child of an AFT Local 212 member has won the AFT-Wisconsin 4-year College Scholarship. Kara Conley, a Nicolet High School senior and daughter of Life Sciences instructor and Local 212 Executive Vice President, Lisa Conley, was recently notified of the award.
Kara, an AP/ honors student with a 4.0 GPA, has been integrally involved both at her school and in the community. Her accomplishments include multiple science fair awards, including competing in the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), serving on Nicolet’s student council and on the National Honor Society leadership team, receiving Nicolet’s Merit Award all 4 years, participating in the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program, earning 4 varsity letters in volleyball and receiving numerous school, conference, regional and state recognitions in the sport. In addition to being a long-time elite club volleyball player outside of school, she has been active as a community volunteer both through St. Eugene Parish and through Nicolet, most notably serving as a key coordinator of her school’s highly successful Relay for Life event the last 3 years. Kara also works as a life guard at the Fox Point Pool and at the Jewish Community Center-Milwaukee. Kara will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison next year where she plans to major in Biology. Her long-term goal is to become a Physical Therapist.
Congratulations Kara, Lisa, and the entire Conley family