Steak ‘n Shake owner surprises two SH students with scholarship

July 18, 2014

in Local

ScholarshipWinnersOn Friday evening, local business owner and Sacred Heart School alumnus, Jorge Guevara, presented SHS students Julianna Bourgeret and Reina Woolery with his family’s newly formed Guesa Scholarship, which awards two students with $1,500 in tuition credit.

Bourgeret (wearing orange in the photo) and Woolery (wearing lavender in the photo) were at Steak ‘n Shake with their families under the guise that they would be interviewed by the Guesa Scholarship Selection Committee. Instead, Guevara personally delivered the news that they are the two scholarship recipients he and the committee selected among the competitive pool of applicants. Bourgeret and Woolerly will be entering school in the fall as a sophomore and freshman, respectively.

Bourget is the daughter of Karen Farkas. Her stepdad is Christopher Schott, who is a SHHS alumnus. Her activities include speech, drama, math relay and basketball. She has two other siblings attending SHS — Amelia Schott, who will be in the sixth grade, and Anthony Schoot, who will be in the fourth grade.

Woolery is the daughter of Jennifer Woolery Alejo and Miguel Alejo Quetzecua. Her activity is volleyball. Her brothers Kaleb and Miguel will be in the sixth and fourth grades, respectively. Woolery has attended Sacred Heart since Kindergarten and is the third generation attending SH.

About the Guesa Scholarship:

The Guesa Scholarship was created by Jorge Guevara (’03) to recognize and financially support deserving students attending Sacred Heart High School. The scholarship is open to all students (preferably incoming Catholic freshman) who will be enrolled at Sacred Heart High School during the year that the scholarship is awarded. The $1,500 scholarship will be directly paid to Sacred Heart School as a credit toward the recipient’s tuition for the school year. Candidates and their parents and/or guardians must be in good standing with the school and with the Church. Consideration is given to the student’s financial need, GPA, school involvement and community service. The scholarship can be renewed each year if the chosen recipient participates in at least one school-related extracurricular activity and maintains at least at 3.5 GPA each year.

About Sacred Heart School:

Sacred Heart School strives to nurture the spiritual, emotional, and academic growth of each student, and to help them become productive Christian citizens. While religious teachings are based on Catholicism, we respect and welcome all faiths. Sacred Heart School offers academic enrichment beginning with daycare through high school. For more information on pre-registration, admission procedures or to schedule a visit, please call (660) 827-3800. Additional school information can be found at and Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.

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