This past Sunday, students, staff, parents, and alumni gathered together for the annual Scholar’s Brunch to recognize students’ hard work and dedication.
To start the program, scholarships were awarded to 12 students. Those scholarships are a result of donations from alumni that chose to support Campion’s Adventist education and give other generations the opportunity to attend.
Alumni or their families attended the event and presented scholarships to their recipients. They shared the stories behind the scholarships that their families had sponsored for years or even generations.
Darcy Force, Director of Alumni and Development remarked, “Working with the alumni and friends of Campion who have established these endowed scholarships is always inspiring. They all have such a spirit of giving; a desire to pass on their blessings.”
“We've added three new endowed scholarships this year,” Force continued; “Working with those families is lovely because they're seeking to honor their loved ones through helping others. I get to hear about that person and why they were so special. I know of no better way to memorialize a cherished family member.”
The endowed scholarships come to a total of $12,500 per year, not including other financial aid that a number of students receive.
In the National Honor Society (NHS) portion of the brunch, Campion Scholars were also recognized for their GPAs from the past term of school. Amongst the Scholars, fifteen students had a GPA of 4.0 or above. Students are able to achieve a GPA of above 4.0 due to the large number of options of advanced and dual-credit courses offered at Campion.
Tristi Ramos, Psychology dual-credit class teacher, commended the students with a speech, followed by four students who each spoke on the different pillars of NHS; Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.
Colton Herber, one of the four seniors to give a speech commented, “I really appreciated being given the opportunity to speak on the National Honors Society’s pillar of Scholarship. I usually avoid public speaking, and it was something I had to push myself to do but having to prepare and give a speech was an experience that was really beneficial.”
13 seniors, of a class of 36, were officially inducted into the NHS, receiving red cords to wear at graduation, noting their achievement of a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
Ana Segawa, Campion News Team