I have been preparing for a six-week-long internship at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, for the summer. I am writing today to indicate my appreciation, gratitude and thanks to the Paonia Rotary Club for selecting me as the recipient at Vision Home and Community School for the Rotary Club Scholarship.
It was a great privilege to have been selected for this award. The award now sits adjacent to me in my little office window at home next to my desk. Without this scholarship, I would have not been able to pursue my desired career of becoming an animal welfare advocate.
I am going to be going to school at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood to get my certificate in animal shelter management followed by my prospects to obtain an animal science degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Animal sheltering has been a part of my life since I started volunteering at CAWS, Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary and last but not least Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. What used to be a volunteering position has now become much more! I cannot wait to start my future career after getting my degree.
Also I just wanted to mention the honor I felt at the Vision senior graduation ceremony May 18. It was extremely memorable when Felix Belmont presented me the Rotarian award on stage as friends and family cheered. That beautiful spring day with the scent of peony flowers in the air will be etched into my memory! It was a great honor to receive the scholarship and everyone that I have informed is overjoyed. I can promise you that I will continue to work very hard and give back to others in my community, just as the primary motto of Rotary is "Service Above Self."
Once again, thank you to the Paonia Rotary Club for your support and belief in me, as well as the other students from the community that received the scholarship this year. May the Paonia Rotary Club continue to provide scholarships to youth graduating from the area high schools in the North Fork, so that they too can follow their passions and dreams in life to make a better world for all.
Vision Home and Community Program Class of 2012blog comments powered by Disqus