Elm Grove Junior Guild Announces 2016 Essay Contest Winner

2016 Scholarship Winner, Molly Carrig

ELM GROVE, WI –The Elm Grove Junior Guild has announced the winner of its annual essay writing contest. Molly Carrig was selected as the scholarship recipient out of 28 entries received from graduating high school seniors residing in the Elmbrook area. Submissions were rated anonymously by a panel of 11 volunteer judges. Students were asked to discuss a significant personal experience or event that inspired them to make a difference in their community, detail what they learned from the experience, and share how they plan to use their findings to help the community.

Miss Carrig’s essay focused on a project at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin called Operation Smiley Face and a research project centered on children with congenital heart disease. She has been inspired to volunteer after a personal experience and has plans to continue her work. “Molly’s essays was inspiring to the panel group. The essay was concise, well written and also embodied the volunteer spirit in which the Elm Grove Junior Guild is founded upon. Molly was able to take her personal experience and in turn volunteer to improve the experience for others. We are proud to select her to receive the scholarship award ” said Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Stephanie Hillmann. Molly is a resident of Elm Grove. She graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels in May as Valedictorian and a National Merit Scholar. She plans to attend Creighton University in the fall, majoring in Biochemistry while ultimately working toward the goal of attending medical school. She will receive a $1,500 scholarship grant from the Elm Grove Junior Guild.