The Education Scholarship Team is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of our $1,000 grants. There were eight applicants, with our making the difficult choice of three, the number allowed by the amount in the Education Fund. They are as follows:
Brian An will be an honor graduate of Homestead High School this June. He will be attending Purdue University with a major in pre-pharmacy. Brian has been active in our church, attending services every Sunday and singing in the KLS choir. He had a two part essay, writing first about the Christian life modeled for him by his Korean grandparents. He then wrote about the influence of C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity on his faith development.
Savannah Serban is a Junior at Indiana University, majoring in dance. Savannah always attends our services when she is home and assists with acolyting during major holidays. One may remember Savannah’s occasional litergical dances as part of our services. Savannah wrote of “The Gift of Dance.” with its joyful as well as spiritual meaning for her. She plans to share these gifts with others, through choreographing, performing and teaching.
Phil Davis needs no introduction, as he has been active in our church for many years. He and his wife Vickie were the mainstay of six youth work camp trips, following his growing up in our youth program and then being a member of the Youth Committee. Phil is planning to attend the Indiana Tech School of Law. His essay describes the evolution of his professional life from accounting and sales to real estate and property ownership to feeling that he wants to be the voice and advocate of “the oppressed” that he has encountered in his work. He feels that a law degree will help him do this.
It was a pleasure for us to review all eight of the applications, with the essays telling us so much about the writers. We wish everyone continued success in their studies.
Sarah Savage, Chair
Rev. Arianne Lehn, Pastoral Liaison
Lisa Yarian, Financial Advisor