We are proud to announce the formation of the CREEC-David Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund!

A principal amount has been invested with a target to generate $1,200 to $1,500 per year and to be split equally between two deserving youngsters who have been involved with CREEC. The two scholarship winners will split the funds available at the end of every school year for their designated and declared continued education plan, beginning with the Class of 2018.

The process: each spring, CREEC kids that are finishing high school and planning any sort of continued education will submit an essay to the CREEC Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will then review and pass along all qualified applicant’s essays to the surviving family of original CREEC co-founder and Board Director, David Hicks.

Dave passed away in early October 2016. He was the guts of CREEC for over twenty years. Dave found it very rewarding to garden with the kids and watch their progress in life while working with CREEC over the years. Many did not know that Dave placed a huge value on education—he even earned a PhD. What better way to remember David Hicks than to invest funds from his CREEC efforts that will, in turn, allow continued education for CREEC youth?

I hope this might motivate some kids to get involved at CREEC. Thank you, Dave Hicks, for your years of dedication!