Students Honored with Club Z! Scholarship Award

Grand Prize Annual Achievement Award Recipient Maria Linehan

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Since 2004, Club Z! has awarded more than $250,000 to deserving students in grades 5 – 12 through its Annual Achievement Award. This scholarship is funded in partnership between the Club Z! corporate headquarters and its network of 450+ franchisees throughout North America, and generally awards $25,000 or more each year through its fall and spring award periods. The Annual Achievement Award is unique in its design, which is to honor students for outstanding achievement, not just academically but also those who display strong character, achieve personal growth, demonstrate leadership in and out of the classroom, and face adversity with grace and perseverance. Now in it’s 14th year of administration, the Annual Achievement Award proudly gave top honors this spring to students across North America, from Boca Raton to Toronto.

In order to be considered for the Annual Achievement Award, students must be nominated by their classroom teachers or coaches. The award applications are then collected and reviewed at the Club Z! headquarters in Tampa, FL. Each year, as the panel of judges reads the Annual Achievement Award submissions, they are overcome with the level of determination, hard work, and laser-like focus these student applicants show. As Amanda LeBleu, Club Z!’s Director of Franchise Support stated, “it’s always such an emotional process to go through the hundreds of applications we receive each semester. Narrowing the applicants down to our Grand Prize, Runner Up, and [4] Honorable Mention recipients is no easy task. But we…

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