Campion Academy students nominated into the National Scholarship Society, as well as those awarded scholarships, were formally recognized at the annual Scholar’s Lunch on Sunday.
The tables and the stage were set delicately by the seniors for students, parents, and alumni awarding scholarships to gather as they celebrated their hard work. Angel Villalobos, senior said, “I really enjoyed the lunch, the food was filling and the atmosphere was joyful.”
Angel was one of the students who received a scholarship and highest honors for having a 4.0 GPA. “I was nervous prior to receiving my scholarship, but when I received it, I was happy to know that my hard work had paid off. I actually yelled out in joy when knowing that my efforts were not in vain. I was so honored to stand up in front with all the other 4.0 students!”
During the program, each students’ name with a 3.5 GPA or higher was called to go up on the stage to recognise their hard work.
Alexis Contreras, senior scholarship recipient with a 4.0 GPA mentioned, “I thought it was exciting and I’m very grateful for the scholarship. There were a lot of students who also deserved the scholarship I got, so I felt very special. I was also excited for the other students who got to go up on stage.”
As the program proceeded, Jill Harlow, teacher and Communication Director, gave a speech about failure. “It was an honor to speak to our top scholars. These are the students that make my job easy; they work hard day-in and day-out so I was happy to see them receive some recognition!”
Four selected seniors also gave speeches on the pillars of the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
“I was so honored to be asked to talk about character,” reflected Christine Savage. “This helped me step back and reflect on my own stance on how God is the root of my good character. We can obtain good character following the way he lived here on earth as well as through the close study of his word.”
Airi Nomura, Student News Team