K12 Kids are Amazing: California Virtual Academy student: Christine L.
This is an awesome story!!
California Virtual Academy student, Christine L., won a $96,000 Heritage Scholarship at LeTourneau University in Texas to pursue her dream of becoming a civil engineer. With only 8 scholarships available, Christine competed with 88 other candidates, including 53 high school valedictorians, by participating in group sessions, interviews and writing an essay.
Christine decided to pursue civil engineering after a trip she took to Haiti to help build an orphanage and witnessing the poor condition of their buildings.She hopes to use her education to help build better infrastructures in Third World countries.
“I want to help people because that gives meaning to life,” Christine said.
- thinktanK12 blog: K12 Kids are Amazing
- California Virtual Academy
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