Florida Southern awards 2006 Hazel Haley Scholarship
LAKELAND, Fla. (August 8, 2006) — Lakeland High School valedictorian Chelsea Geiger has been named the 2006 Hazel Haley Scholar. Geiger will receive a $2,500 scholarship each year for four years toward her education at Florida Southern College. She plans to major in business and economics.
Geiger will enter FSC already with an associate’s degree from Polk Community College, which she earned while dual-enrolled as a high school and PCC student. She earned a place on the National Dean’s List at PCC and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society of community colleges. At Lakeland High School, Geiger was active her freshman and sophomore years on the varsity cross country team, as president of the running club and vice president of the Spanish club, as a member of Keyettes and later Key Club, and as treasurer of her freshman and sophomore class. She was a member of National Honor Society, an active community volunteer, and worked part time at JC Penney’s. She also has received a scholarship to attend FSC from the Glenn W. and Hazelle Paxton Morrison Foundation of Lakeland, Fla. Geiger is the daughter of Jenny Geiger of Lakeland, Fla. and Tim Geiger of Tampa, Fla.
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