Georgia Pogue Personal Achievement Award
Co-Sponsored by Council PTA and the Pogue Family
Without interruption, Mt. Lebanon Council PTA has awarded an annual scholarship to a deserving senior since our inception more than 75 years ago.
In 1993 Council PTA voted to annually recognize seven seniors, seven being symbolic of our neighborhood elementary schools. Each recipient receives $500 toward college expenses.
In 1997 Council changed the name of the scholarship in honor of a guidance counselor at Mt. Lebanon High School, Georgia Pogue. Georgia was a beloved and talented guidance counselor who championed all students at Mt. Lebanon. Upon her untimely death, her family bequeathed $25,000 to the PTA Scholarship fund. PTA renamed the fund the Georgia Pogue Personal Achievement Award in her memory.
Nominated by high school administrators, faculty, and/or staff, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have significantly improved their academic performance during their high school career, and/or
- Are all-around good citizens or solid students, and/or
- Are "always there," dependable at doing tasks, but are not necessarily in the limelight.
The Scholarship Committee consists of six members, including the Council PTA president and one Council member-at-large, Council PTA past president, the High School PTSA president (none of whom may have a senior student), a high school guidance counselor and the high school principal or his/her designee (usually a high school teacher). If any of the PTA representatives on the committee has a senior, he/she must designate a substitute for the committee.
This effort is coordinated with our Supervisor of Guidance, who distributes the forms through intra-office mail, thus making the process available to all high school employees who wish to nominate a student.
The seven scholarship recipients are presented with their awards at the High School Awards Assembly and the May Council PTA meeting to recognize their achievements.
Georgia Pogue Bylaws