Congratulations to our 4 senior PTO scholarship winners. Each senior recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship. It was definitely a very hard choice for our judges to pick just 4 out all the applications we received. All the essays were really great and we are so proud of each and every one of you and wish you all the very best. 🖤 Natalie Candland is headed to Virginia Tech to pursue a passion for travel as a Hospitality and Tourism major. She has been involved in the BHS Journalism program and currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief. She participated in SCA and played softball for Battlefield her freshman and sophomore years. Beyond campus, Natalie has played rec and travel softball, and coached a team of younger girls. She has worked for Cookies & Cream for nearly five years.
Grant Svenson is attending Clemson University to continue enhancing his investment acumen as a Finance major with an emphasis on private equity. He was captain of the BHS Varsity Basketball team this year. Grant was named a National AP Scholar of Distinction after scoring 5’s on five exams, and will graduate as a CASITT Gold medalist. Grant has worked as a referee for Gainesville Basketball Association since 2016k. Julia Jean will pursue a Business Administration degree at Penn State University as she explores her interest in a number of areas. She has been active in several school and community groups including the Environmental Club, which she said has been a particularly valuable investment of her time. Julia has worked at Tropical Smoothie for nearly a year. McKenna Powers will enroll at Liberty University as a Psychology/Child Life Specialist major, seeking certification to support young patients and their families during hospitalization. McKenna is co-president of DECA. Competing in synchronized ice-skating for 10 years, she teaches younger skaters and works at the Haymarket IcePlex. McKenna is a student leader in Park Valley Church’s middle school and high school ministries and a worship leader in the early childhood education ministry.