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2017 Scholarship Finalists

2017 Scholarship Winners

Essay Seven1st Place: Juan Suarez - $1,000

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Freedom High School, Orlando, FL
With medical mal practice errors making up one third of the leading causes of death in the U.S. we need to begin taking the issue with more respect. There are a lot of ethical guidelines that need to be followed when dealing with patients directly that aim to protect the integrity of the patients psychological health, physical well being, and over all comfort throughout the procedure if such is needed. ...READ MORE

Essay TwoRunner Up: Dane Dunnavan - $500

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The Geneva School, Orlando, FL
There he is again, I thought to myself. While traveling to and from school, I had seen the same homeless man with the shaggy beard and ripped jeans in the middle of State Road 436 for three consecutive days holding his “God bless” sign in his weathered hands. Until recently, I did not realize the severity of homelessness in my community. Currently there are 35,964 homeless people living in the state of Florida, 8,000 of which live in my county. ...READ MORE

Essay FiveHonorable Mention: Julia Greenspan - $250

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Clarkstown High School North, New City, NY
“New City Ambulance,” the radio crackles in, loud and clear. ​“Man found unconscious in car.” The dispatcher’s voice echoes through the room. ​“Nonresponsive.” I hold my breath. “CPR in progress.” For the briefest of moments, the world comes to a standstill as the words take meaning in our minds. Not a soul in the room moves a muscle. There is complete, and utter, silence. But it is only for a moment. ...READ MORE

Essay TenHonorable Mention: Sarah Simon - $250

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Deerfield High School, Deerfield, IL
_____ is not a stereotypical seventh grade boy. He enjoys browsing the Prom Dress section in Macy’s, knitting winter scarves, and taking a daily trip to Starbuck’s for a Venti Caramel Macchiato. I have had the privilege of spending every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon with _____this year as his babysitter, Algebra tutor, and eventually as his friend. The relationship_____and I have created has made a profound impact on his sense of self-worth and confidence, and has reinforced for me the power of a good friend. ...READ MORE

Essay OneHonorable Mention: Ariel Glosson - $250

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Northwood High School, Pittsboro, NC
Helping people is something I try to do every day. Whether it be carrying someone’s groceries, helping a fellow student with classwork, or helping a teacher run errands, I make a point to put someone else before myself every day. Although I think it is equally important to do little acts of kindness every day, I have also had larger experiences where I have been able to impact someone’s life more drastically. ...READ MORE