Van Meter earns achievement scholarshipNathan Van Meter, a senior at Superior High School, is the 2013 recipient of the Student Achievement Award
Nathan Van Meter, a senior at Superior High School, is the 2013 recipient of the Student Achievement Award. He plans to attend Lake Superior College next school year.
The employee-sponsored Student Achievement Award was established in 1999 by district employees to award $500 to a student who maintained a GPA of between 2.5 and 3.4, had performed at least 20 hours of volunteer work and demonstrated strong leadership in a variety of service and community stewardship outside of school activities.
Van Meter, son of Jeff Van Meter and Stacy Dalager, earned the award through dedication to the community through his many volunteer hours.
He was awarded the Eagle Scout distinction in May 2012 and worked more than 100 hours to develop a rock border around the electronic high school sign as part of a senior project. Van Meter also volunteered as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army, cleaned the Pattison Park trails and helped he renovate part of the Harbor House. He admitted he has an artificial Christmas tree, yet he helped others recycle trees, thus helping the environment.
Van Meter will pursue an associate degree at Lake Superior College with an eye on fire safety. He said he never grew out of the stage of being a kid who wanted to drive a big fire truck and dreams about saving a person’s life.
While he volunteers and keeps a busy high school schedule, Van Meter has also worked at Culver’s for five years and now works at Sam’s Club. The scholarship will allow Nathan to further his educational goals and serve others.