Partners is proud to announce our 2019 Scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Amanda and Emmi! These two impressive students were selected from nearly 600 applicants. They will each receive a scholarship grant to put towards their college education.
Amanda will begin her college career at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate having completed the rigorous required two-year program on top of her regular curriculum. She won the National History Day competition at her high school, as well as the Los Angeles County History Day competition. In addition, she received honorable mention at the California State History Day competition for her interactive website showing the Irish fight for independence from Britain.
As a passionate volunteer, Amanda logged nearly 450 hours of service while in high school. She is also an active member of her community, where she has spent summers as a volunteer camp counselor at YMCA Camp Fox and Mt. San Antonio Garden’s Youth Summer Camp. Amanda also received the Girl Scout Gold Award earlier this summer for a series of educational videos she made for Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
Emmi is also an accomplished student. In addition to the Partners Scholarship, he has also received a Presidential Scholarship, the William Webb Scholarship, and a Rollins Grant, which he will put to good use this fall at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. He is a regular platelet donor and an activist participating in many female empowerment and LGBTQ events.
Emmi is involved in the theatre and has participated in the Orlando Fringe Festival, the Playwrights Roundtable, solo performances and professional theatre. He uses his passion for theatre and film to bring awareness to important issues. His latest play focused on the relationship between teachers and students and the fine line between trust and abuse. Prior to that, he did sound programming for a show called John Proctor is the Villain, which tells the story of female students dealing with sexual assault.
Once again, congratulations to Amanda and Emmi! We wish you and all of our applicants great success in this next exciting chapter.