$1,000 was awarded in May 2016 to each of four winners in the annual Truity Credit Union scholarship contest for graduating high school seniors. To enter the contest, seniors completed an online application.
Samantha Potts is graduating from Bartlesville High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. “I aspire to attend college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. I would like to become a chemical engineer and perhaps specialize in biomedical engineering,” said Potts.
Piper Hubbell graduating from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas, said, “As a member of my soccer teams, I have constantly had to work hard and compete against many obstacles, including myself, in order to be an integral member of a team. It wasn't always easy and I have had to learn to work through my physical and emotional barriers. I learned that you show up on time and attend each practice. I have also learned how to encourage others and not blame them. In order to make your team better, you have to focus on the things you can control and let go of things you cannot.” Hubbell plans to attend the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
Matthew Blaylock is graduating from Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. “I plan to study criminal justice and possibly continue on to law school. I want to work in law enforcement or Homeland Security. I also want to work in some way with at risk youth,” said Blaylock.
Jaxon Bowman graduating from William B. Travis High School in Richmond, Texas, is an Active member of National Honor Society. Bowman said, “Playing volleyball for over three years has taught me how to be a great team member, being a member of Habitat for Humanity has taught me compassion and consideration for others. The extracurricular activities that I participated in high school have shaped who I am and have led me to become a responsible, honest, and respectful individual.”