Deborah R. Menke Scholarship


Deb Menke began her professional career in 1972 as a teacher at North Scott High School. She taught from 1972 through 1989 as well as coached both volleyball and basketball. In 1989, she was asked by the North Scott administration to take on the responsibilities of Activities Director for the high school. She was in this position until 1997. In 1997, she left North Scott and took the Associate Principal position at Pleasant Valley High School. She held that position from 1997 until 2000, at which time she became the Principal of Pleasant Valley High School. Receiving myriad awards for her achievements as an educator, Deb Menke demonstrates her strong work ethic and leadership every day.

Each year since its establishment in 2009, the Deborah R. Menke Scholarship is awarded to a Pleasant Valley graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient also must be able to be a self-directed learner, communicate effectively, produce high-quality work, be a responsible citizen, and work as a team with people from diverse backgrounds. These traits embody the way Deb Menke has lived her live.


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