ACBL offers college scholarship
Mt. Pleasant Youth Bridge students in high school will be offered college scholarship opportunities this school year from the Elsie Kinney Memorial Fund and the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).
The Kinney Scholarship will be $500.
An ACBL scholarship is also $500, plus a potential additional $350 stipend for a senior that instructs eight students for 16 lessons in duplicate bridge during the current school year. Thus, the ACBL total potential individual scholarship can be $850 for a senior high school bridge student.
Two local teachers and strong supporters that helped to start youth bridge in Mt. Pleasant, Rosemary Peck and Sue Loescher, will have applications and will announce the scholarship winners in 2014.
A meeting at the high school with support of the principal was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, with 13 students signing up to participate. A bridge club, directed by Jean Steffensmeier, will be started at the high school.
A competition of youth bridge players is planned between Mt. Pleasant bridge students and the Winfield youth bridge players at our local sectional, April 4-6, 2014.