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Steven Whitehead Scholarship


I would like to congratulate Karissa Roofand Hanna Rivera on receiving the Steven A. Whitehead Memorial Scholarship. 

The advisory board wrote these words, 

"We were quite impressed with the academic achievements of  both girls, as well as the career goals they have chosen to pursue. However; it was the amount of time spent, and the diversity of volunteer activities in which they participated that really caught our attention. While maintaining excellent grades in rigorous subjects and while committing many hours to perfecting their sport, they also prioritized time to help others through a variety of service opportunities. What a refreshing trait to see in a young person." -Deborah Hedlund  

Each application was graded with a rubric. There was five areas they were scored in and both young ladies scored very well. 

Karissa Roof scored a 57/60. Some of the comments left were, 

"An excellent scholarship candidate with clear goals for the future." 

"You did an excellent job presenting yourself and your career goals to us. Your writing is strong in both content and mechanics." 

Hanna Rivera scored a 56/60. Some of the comments left were, 

"Highly recommend candidate for this scholarship! I love the fact that she wants to broaden her horizons as well as further her education."

"You have presented your educational and career goals very throughly; the content is excellent." 

I have attached both recipients essay to show the caliber of students we are working with?. 

Congratulations to Hanna Rivera and Karissa Roof. 

Thank you, 

Elizabeth Mullis  

Page Last Updated: May 11, 2018 (13:08:44)
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