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JP's Scholarship Winners

Housing and dining services names JP's Scholarship recipients

Oct. 3, 2014 — Housing and dining services has named the recipients of the fall 2014 JP's Scholarship.

Eric Speers, cook supervisor from Gardner, and Sabrina Giersch, staff supervisor from Olathe, will receive scholarships of $250 each. The scholarship is awarded to hardworking staff members of JP's Sports Grill at Jardine Apartments and is funded by housing and dining services and tips from patrons.

Speers is a junior in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He has worked for housing and dining services since July 2011. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in writing with the hope of someday working in the movie industry. He has written two plays: one was recently performed at the Manhattan Arts Center and the other will be performed by a K-State theater class in the spring.

Giersch is a senior in elementary education. She has worked for housing and dining services since August 2010. Her love of cooking, baking and hospitality first led her to study in the hospitality management and dietetics department, followed by an internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. At Disney World, she found her true passion for children and teaching, but Giersch hopes to incorporate her appreciation for cooking and excellent service into her career as an educator.