Ashley Frantz, 18, was recently selected as a recipient of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship for $1,000.
The Hebron resident has been employed by the restaurant, at 2385 Southlake in Southlake Mall, Hobart, for two years, and was nominated by Operator Tyler Carter.
“The program recognizes employees who demonstrate the leadership and character qualities to build a successful life, while offering tangible assistance to enrich their lives with education beyond high school,” Carter said. “Ashley has the potential to accomplish great things.”
Frantz is the fifth Leadership Scholarship recipient from the Hobart location, and enjoys interacting with customers and fellow employees.
“Winning the scholarship felt amazing,” Frantz said.
“It took an incredible amount of stress off of me. I’m pretty much paying for school out-of-pocket, so this scholarship will decrease my bill immediately.
“I get to work with many people who have the same values as I do. Because of this, I think we all work better as a team than most companies.”
“I actually have not encountered anyone who has resented us (for our values). I have, however, encountered many people who applaud Chick-fil-A for their values,” she said.
The daughter of Scott and Mary Frantz, the teen was homeschooled and earned a high school diploma in 2013 with a 3.73 grade point average. In addition, she played volleyball for Calumet Christian School in Griffith.
She now attends Indiana University Northwest in Gary, majoring in business and hoping to become a financial counselor or manager of a small company.
Frantz is a member of Lake Hills Baptist Church in Schererville, and played keyboard with the youth group worship band.