A heartfelt “thank you” to the many community members and organizations who take the time each spring to review applications and offer scholarships to local graduating seniors. As part of the Homer High School Class of 2013, I was fortunate to receive multiple awards. It is an incredible honor to be recognized, and I am truly grateful for the support. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Drew Scalzi Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Homer Foundation, the Homer Elks Lodge and Alaska State Association of Emblem Clubs, Homer Electric Association and the Aleutian Harvester Memorial Fund for their generous contributions that will assist with my college tuition.
I am attending the University of Oregon in the fall and plan to pursue a degree in business. I intend to return to Homer to work in the summers, and I look forward to giving back to our community in the future.