Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and areas outside the contiguous United States.
- Heston Collier Arnold
- Kaitlin N. Haggard
- Matthew A. Zeeb
- Emily Nicole Driver
- John Taylor Lawson
- Kelly P. Glendenning
Heston Collier Arnold
$12,000 College Scholarship
Murray State University
Major: Psychology and Biology
Parents: Ray and Lisa Arnold
Heston graduated from Butler County High School in Morgantown, Ky., where he was student council vice president and a Governor’s Scholar Program recipient.
The summer before his senior year, Heston participated in the Commonwealth Honors Academy, a three-week program sponsored by Murray State University. He earned six college credit hours through the program.
“CHA helped me to realize how much time and effort I’ll need to invest in my college education,” says Heston. “It also taught me to be open to beliefs that are different from my own.”
Kaitlin N. Haggard
$11,000 College Scholarship
Major: Psychology and English
Guardians: Lenora and Glenn Haggard
Kaitlin graduated from Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., where she founded the school’s book club and served as president of the National Honor Society.
As part of a her National Honor Society duties, Kaitlin was required to perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service each semester – a duty she came to enjoy.
“This service has become more than just a requirement to be filled,” she says. “It has become a chance to make a difference, if only a small one, in another person’s life.” Kaitlin hopes to open her own nonprofit organization one day.
Matthew A. Zeeb
$10,000 College Scholarship
Major: Civil Engineering
Parents: Jeff and Cida Zeeb
Matthew graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H., where he was a member of the swim team, drama club and National Honor Society.
For the past three years, Matthew has volunteered as assistant coach for his local Special Olympics swim team. He says it’s the accomplishment he’s most proud of.
“I work directly with the kids, preparing them for the Special Olympics competition in the spring,” Matthew says. “It’s a weekly commitment that I truly enjoy.”
Emily Nicole Driver
$9,000 College Scholarship
Appalachian State University
Major: Special Education
Parents: Greg and Denise Driver
Emily graduated from Genesis Christian Academy in Middlesex, N.C., where she was first-chair flutist and a member of the NCCSA all-state symphonic band.
Emily plans to major in special education with a minor in music. “I see music as a means to enhance students’ learning abilities,” she says.
John Taylor Lawson
$8,000 College Scholarship
Parents: James and Betty Lawson
John graduated from North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., where he was a regional Math League champion and member of National Youth Choir.
John also holds a black belt in taekwondo, and says his involvement with the sport has helped to exercise his leadership skills.
“As someone with a high-ranking belt, I have to set an example for the younger kids and provide encouragement,” he says.
Kelly P. Glendenning
$7,000 College Scholarship
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Parents: Kurt and Susan Glendenning
Kelly graduated from Cary High School in Carey, N.C., where she a member of the cross country team, swim team, soccer team, Alpha Beta Honor Society and National Honor Society.
In July 2011, she was crowned Teen Miss Princess of North Carolina, an experience that has helped shape her volunteer spirit. Kelly travels across the state, fundraising and making appearances to benefit her program’s charity: Victory Junction Camp, a summer camp for chronically ill children.
“I’ll make 20 different appearances in an effort to raise over $5,000 for Victory Junction during my reign,” says Kelly.