Yesterday I went to the mailbox, expecting cards from old family friends wishing us happy holidays and bragging about the success of their families throughout the year, when instead multiple pieces of mail with my name on them popped out. Quite excited (I hardly receive mail, spare the junk) I gathered them and trudged downstairs to my room. A bill from the optometrist, a statement from the bank, some mail asking for donations to help those even poorer than myself... But one letter peeked the fading curiosity inside of me. Addressed to Ms. Astred Griffin, the letter came from Who's Who Among Students.
Indian Hills nominated students to be included in the 2009 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. It is my great pleasure to let you know that you are part of this elite group.The Who's Who program is a nationally recognized institution in which more than 1,000 colleges have adopted as part of their annual campus honors. Designed to recognized outstanding academic achievement and student leadership regardless of one's financial ability to participate, the honored student's personal biographical sketch reside in the 2009 Deluxe Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges book. Along with this great honor, the honorees are eligible for one of ten H. Pettus Randall Scholarships worth $1,000.
Honored, grateful and still slightly aghast, I am pleased to accept this honor and wish to use it in helping flourish myself, those around me and the amazing program at Indian Hills which has allowed me to unfold my potential.