This year’s winners include:
Estee Taylor, Chandler Woods Charter Academy
Taylor wrote her essay on how her school’s Moral Focus curriculum impacted her decisions and
choices. She is a part of the Chandler Woods Charter Academy school theater
program, band, basketball and volleyball teams, and National Junior Honor
Society. She has participated in Solo and Ensemble competition, and volunteered
at Elder Community Outreach, American Red Cross, and GARBC Church.
Sofia Peppard, South Arbor Charter Academy
Peppard wrote her essay about compassion and how she has started working with
her church’s efforts to prevent human trafficking. She is active in volleyball,
band, drama, and National
Junior Honor Society at South Arbor. She also volunteers at the Ann Arbor
Assembly of God in several ministries including the Boys and Girls Missionary
Challenge and a carwash to raise funds for human trafficking. She has served as
team captain and received the Most Valuable Player of the Year award. Sofia has
also received the Encouragement Award, the Wisdom Award, and the Principals
Lily Walker, Cross Creek Charter Academy
Walker wrote her essay about
encouragement, compassion and respect as she explained her interaction with disabled
students at Artist Creating Together (ACT) where she regularly volunteers. She
has also volunteered for the Humane Society, participated on the Cross Country
team, a member of the art club, and a member of the National Junior Honor
Society for two years.
MyKale Christian, Milwaukee Scholars Charter Academy
Christian wrote his essay about
compassion, character and perseverance being moral virtues that guide his daily
activities. He wrote about how character guides
his everyday decisions. He volunteers at Lamb of God Baptist Church food pantry
and as an usher, and has spent numerous hours helping at the Birchwood Nursing.
He has played on the school basketball team for two years, competed as a member
of the Silver Spring Spartans Track and Field team for seven years, and two
years with the Fitzsmond’s Boys and Girls Club Football. He has received the
following awards: perfect attendance for four years, Honor Roll for three
place in National Medal USAA Track and Field, Most Improved Player in basketball
and third place in Basketball Championships.
Breanna Stump, Greensboro Charter Academy
Stump wrote her essay about the
time she volunteered with the The Urban Ministries, a homeless center in
Greensboro, and the impact it had on her life. She works at Busam Construction
and Home Improvement a few hours a week,
has been in the Girl Scout Program for eight years, volunteers with the Special
Olympics and Shriner’s Hospital, and volunteers with the Greensboro Urban
Ministry. She has also been a member of the National Junior Honor Society for
several years, been on the honor roll for the past eight years, played on the
school soccer team and been a member of the cross country team. She received
first place in the district science fair, was the Create it Winner and earned
the Girl Scout Bronze Award.
Congratulations to all of our
students, their families, and schools. We are so proud!