2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 2

It's a new week, and all week long we are featuring this year's scholarship winners.   They took accredited high school courses at home and chose us as their distance education high school.  We're happy to share their profiles with you.


Antoinette from Florida is soaring as a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, which is part of the United States Air Force’s Total Force.  Back on land, she is a student at St. Petersburg College, where she is taking classes en route to earning a degree in criminal justice.

“Civil Air Patrol taught me many leadership skills and organization techniques which I use every day at college,” Antoinette wrote.  “I had the opportunity to act as cadet commander, and I represented my squadron as a member of the color guard at many events.”

In addition to school and Civil Air Patrol responsibilities, Antoinette enjoys photography and being involved in campus clubs.


Rachel from Illinois took high school classes at a local high school while working toward her American School diploma.  The experience helped her decide to have a career in secondary education after she complete her studies at the College of DuPage and Calvin College.

“I deeply desire to help young people unearth and develop their potential and ability to change the world,” Rachel wrote.  “In addition, I love learning.  Education is a gift and the process of acquiring knowledge is an awesome experience.”

Rachel is involved in activities outside of education as well, namely working at a food pantry, winning glass media art competitions and volunteering at church.


Saalihh from Connecticut is studying biology at the University of Connecticut and credits his family for setting him on a path leads to a career in the medical field.

“I truly understand the value of education and don’t take any of it for granted,” Saalihh wrote.  “My parents come from a country where higher education is not very common, but they were lucky enough to get a college education.  They instilled in me to value education and appreciate everything given to me.”

Outside the classroom, Saalihh works as a pharmacy technician and enjoys watching and playing sports, reading and volunteering at his church.