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Foundation Scholars Selected at Highland

published March 15, 2012

Foundation Scholars Selected at Highland

The Highland Community College Foundation Board of Directors has announced the selection of the new class of Foundation Scholars.  Students selected as Foundation Scholars for the Fall of 2012 are Keshana Cook, Megan Griffiths, and Jake Swalley.  As Foundation Scholars, the students will receive tuition, fees, books, and on-campus housing while a student at the College.  The Foundation Scholar program began with a bequest from the estate of Hilda Triplett, who was a member of the HCC Board of Trustees.

Selection as a Foundation Scholar is based on an application process that documents the applicant's academic record and involvement in a variety of school and community activities.  Final selections are then based on an interview with the selection committee.  Up to five Kansas high school graduates are selected as Foundation Scholars each year.  HCC Foundation Scholars are asked to continue their record of academic achievement and involvement on campus and in the community.  The Foundation Scholars meet monthly to determine community/campus service projects for the month.

Cook is the daughter of Yvette Cook of Highland.  She will be involved in music and theatre at the College as she prepares for a career in musical theatre.  She will graduate from Doniphan West High School this spring.  Griffiths, who will be a Jackson Heights High School graduate, will be a Scottie Ambassador and student athletic trainer at HCC as she prepares for a career in that area.  She is the daughter of Lu and Teri Griffiths of rural Holton.  Swalley will be coming to College from Blue Valley Northwest High School and will be a member of the Scottie football team and the Education Club.  He is the son of Barb Gray and Robert Swalley of Overland Park.

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