Our Winners



Our 2021 Winner!  Taylor Posey

Taylor was selected as our 2021 scholarship recipient for her "engagement" and "real energy" as described by her literature teacher in his letter of recommendation.  Taylor moved from Georgia to Illinois early in her high school career.  As an introvert, Taylor had to adjust to building new relationships and learn how to handle winter!  Taylor has been an active member of the yearbook team, Key Club, One Voice, Target Success, Global Connect and Prom Committee.  Taylor plans to attend either the University of Kentucky or the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  Congratulations, Taylor!


Our 2020 Winner!  Payton Sapletal

Payton was selected as our 2020 scholarship recipient for her outstanding drive and relentless determination.  Payton moved from Minnesota to California and back during her high school career.  While attending school, Payton was an active member of the lacrosse team in both states, she interned in a genetics lab at Standford University and she volunteered with Letters for Love and Unified.  Payton plans to attend Syracuse University in New York.  Congratulations, Payton! 




Our 2019 Winners!  Ethan Kist and Trinity Duran

Ethan was selected for his positive outlook and his ability to take challenges head on.  He moved from Minnesota to Hong Kong and attended an International School.  Ethan was involved in the soccer club, he participated in choir, refereed soccer games and volunteered with his church.

Trinity was selected for her strong commitment to her education by excelling in Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.  Trinity played softball with the Florida Select 18U team.  She also volunteered with Doctors without Borders and the Key Club organization.  Trinity moved from Ohio to Florida the summer prior to her Junior year of high school.


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