The Bay Village Historical Society has selected Bay High senior Pawel Kotowski to be the recipient of its 2014 scholarship award.
Kotowski, son of Jan and Iwona, was selected from a large pool of excellent applicants, Scholarship Committee Chairperson Eric Eakin said. Kotowski, who holds a 4.00 GPA and is ranked 24th out of his class of 201, will be attending The Case Western Reserve University where he will major in accounting.
Kotowski was active in the National Honors Society, Key Club, Project Earth, CYO basketball and many other activities. Since the fifth grade, he and his younger brother have operated their own landscaping company.
“My family moved to America in order to live the ‘American dream,’” Kotowski wrote in his application. “I put as much effort as possible into my school work. I took as many advanced-placement and honors courses as possible while still maintaining a 4.00 GPA.”
“We are pleased to offer Pawel Kotowski this opportunity for advancement,” Eakin said. “With this $1,000 scholarship, we are helping to cultivate our leaders of tomorrow.”
“I am extremely grateful for all your help,” Kotowski told the society. “The money that you gifted me means so much to me and my family.”