Christine Harvey Scholarship


Christine Harvey True Blue Scholarship

A life-long Iowan and long-time community member, Chris is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She started her 33-year career with Pleasant Valley as the High School Principal’s secretary. After seven years in that position, she was appointed Superintendent’s, School Board, and Foundation Board secretary. She has assisted Merrit Parsons, Dale Barber, and Jim Spelhaug, as well as many PV School Board and Foundation Board members.

In her behind-the-scenes role, under the direction of Dale Barber, she helped lay the groundwork for the Foundation, acquiring legal documents, organizing meetings, fundraising, and processing students’ scholarship awards each year. Under the direction of Jim Spelhaug, she has been integral in raising funds and organizing a Foundation that has grown to where it annually provides scholarships valued at over $70,000, all given to PV students to further their education.

Her hard work, kindness and True Blue dedication to each superintendent, the district, and the boards she served is an example not only for her colleagues, but for students past, present and future. Chris is very proud to have supported the leadership of the PV district, the district’s faculty and staff, and its boards, all who work hard to encourage, innovate and provide the very best education for students.

The Christine Harvey True Blue Scholarship was established in 2015 and is awarded each year to a graduating high school senior from Pleasant Valley High School. The recipient must have a demonstrated financial need who has been loyal to a cause and who has the tenacity to achieve success in post-secondary education.

"The Community Foundation gave me the opportunity to give to the most people possible."

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