Senior class raises $22,000 for incoming student’s scholarship
The class of 2010 raised over $22,000 in gifts and pledges for the Senior Challenge Scholarship fund, a new program record, with 66 percent of the class participating.
The Senior Challenge Committee chose Ross Hall of Nelson County High School in Bardstown, Ky., as the 2010 recipient of the Senior Challenge Scholarship. Hall was a four-year academic team member at NCHS and was the social studies champion at the Governor’s Cup his junior year. He was also secretary of the Technology Student Association and involved in the technology leadership program. He was a member of Young Leaders and volunteered in a math tutoring program called Lunch Crunch.
Hall plans to study history at Transy, and he invoked two of his favorite historical figures when thanking the senior class during the senior banquet May 25.
“It fascinates me to think of Alexander the Great or Napoleon and how they affected the planet. They were single individuals with strong wills, changing the course of human history,” he said. “These men were great, but they didn’t start out great. Both found somewhere where they could get a start. Alexander’s greatness began with his teacher and mentor, Aristotle. I’m no Alexander the Great, but I believe that my education here at Transy will allow me to become great, even if I’m not some conquering hero.”
The Senior Challenge was established by the class of 1990 as an expression of gratitude for their Transylvania education and an alternative to traditional class gifts. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with financial need and high potential, and it is renewable for four years.