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Windemere Park Student Receives $5,000 College Scholarship at Graduation

A college degree has arguably never been more important nor more expensive. Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who hope and dream of a college education and to provide ease to financial burdens.

Camdyn Arnett, eighth-grade student at Windemere Park Charter Academy, was surprised at her graduation ceremony on June 11. During the eighth-grade graduation ceremony, school leaders announced that Camdyn was named a 2021 CollegeBound™ Scholarship recipient and presented a giant check.
“Camdyn is driven to be her best,” said Scott Greiner, middle school dean at Windemere Park. “She is a leader who exemplifies our Moral Focus virtues in her actions and words. She cares about all her peers. In and out of the class, she goes above and beyond to do what is best for the class and school. Her genuine and sincere personality makes her very deserving of this award!”

Camden Arnett College Bound Scholars
Arnett is one of only four recipients of the annual $5,000 CollegeBoundTM Scholarship, courtesy of National Heritage Academies (NHA). Students from 89 schools in nine states across the country applied for the scholarship.
Arnett was selected from hundreds of applicants after being reviewed by the CollegeBound Scholarship Committee, which takes into account academic performance, community involvement, and a written essay. The essay focuses on one of three topics, including community service, real-world application of Moral Focus virtues, or influences for their decision to pursue a STEM education track.

“It is our pleasure to recognize Camdyn as a recipient of the 2021 CollegeBound Scholarship,” said Brian Britton, CEO of National Heritage Academies. “It has been a year filled with change and we couldn’t be more proud of her dedication and hard work in the classroom and beyond. We look forward to seeing the many good things she will go on to accomplish.”
 students with large check

Arnett has served as advisor to the Executive Committee of Student Council for nearly a year. She has also served as a member of the National Junior Honor Society for over a year. Her duties in these two roles include engaging students, reviewing content for age and grade-level appropriateness, facilitating events, tutoring younger scholars, and participating in the school-wide recycling program, to name a few.

All NHA eighth-grade students were eligible to enter for their chance at the scholarship. The winners were chosen by an independent professional selection group.
“We are very excited for Camdyn to win this award because she has continued to show her determination and grit through the challenges of the past year,” said Greiner. “She has continued to be a leader to her peers and a role model for all middle school. Camdyn is very caring and passionate about her education along with her peers’ well-being. She has shown that she is going to do great things in the future!”
About Windemere Park Charter Academy:
Windemere Park Charter Academy, managed by National Heritage Academies, is a free, public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Lansing area. For more information, visit

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