It’s Finally Time to Recognize the Straight “A” Finalists!

And What an Inspiring Group of Finalists we Had to Choose From! 

This Wednesday, April 23rd, the Foundation will hold their annual Straight “A” Scholarship Luncheon at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Over 300 nominations were sent in this year, and our Selection Committee narrowed them down to a truly inspiring group of 18 finalists.

Wednesday morning the finalists will be joined by their parents, mentors, most influential teachers, principals, Foundation partners, staff, and interns to recognize and celebrate their achievements and the commend their triumph over life’s adversities.

Each finalist is a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation toward their continued education. At the Luncheon, a male winner and a female winner will be announced to receive an addition $3,000 scholarship. In addition to this, our finalists will be receiving a personalized duffel bag from the Foundation and personalized Wrapped Hershey’s candy bars. A big thank you goes out to Jeff Ruby, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, and Wrapped Hershey’s for helping us recognize and award our finalists!

This group of finalists has a combined 3.64 GPA and has received 80 varsity letters. They are a well rounded group who has maintained high academic achievements while contributing to their community and participating in athletics. These finalists have participated in football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, bowling, wrestling, cross country, track, swimming, and golf. Wow, they really have it all covered! Their stories are incredible, and we cannot wait to hear from the finalists themselves.

Anthony has chosen our 2014 winners, but we can’t tell you just yet! When the odds were against them, these finalists went above and beyond to achieve their goals and reach their dreams. We cannot wait to recognize them this week for their accomplishments! See the 2014 Straight “A” Finalists here.

While I am up on stage, the other wonderful interns will be live tweeting from the event! Make sure to check out #SALuncheon for updates and an announcement of the winners!

 

I can’t wait!

Victoria Sabato

Straight “A” Intern

 

Last year's Straight "A" Finalists being recognized at the Luncheon! What an amazing group!

Last year’s Straight “A” Finalists being recognized at the Luncheon! What an amazing group!

 

The 2013 Straight "A" Winners, Shannon Chambers of Aiken High School (left), and Rachel Hall of St. Ursula Academy (right).

The 2013 Straight “A” Winners, Shannon Chambers of Aiken High School (left), and Rachel Hall of St. Ursula Academy (right).

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