We received so many fantastic applicants for this year's scholarship! It is always a humbling experience to read about all of the achievements of these exemplary young people and then have to choose a winner. The class of 2020 has lost so many typical graduation experiences due to the unfortunate circumstances that we face at this unprecedented time. That loss obviously comes with a sadness and disappointment felt by many. This graduating class will move past this loss and come out stronger on the other side. They have had no choice but to learn to face uncertainty and challenges as they come. They will move on in the fall and take these life lessons with them.
Our scholarship committee selected Emma Crew, from Northwestern High School, as the winner of our 2020 M. Angela Theriac Memorial Scholarship. Emma was student body president and a member of the National Honor Society. She also volunteered for United Way and Junior Achievement. She plans to attend Miami University in the fall and major in Marketing with a minor in Fashion at the Farmer School of Business. She hopes to use her passion for business to move to New York to work in the fashion industry.
We chose another fantastic student, Carter Mayhan, as the runner up of this year's scholarship. Carter will graduate first in his class from Springfield High School, and he plans to attend Purdue University in the fall. He will major in Mechanical Engineering, and his career goals include using technology to create innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Carter is a member of the National Honor Society, an Eagle Scout, and he volunteered for many worthy causes during his time in high school.
We appreciate each student who took the time to apply for this scholarship. As always, we were blown away by the many excellent applicants that applied. We wish each of you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. Congratulations to both of our outstanding winners and to the entire graduating Class of 2020!