ACHS Systemic Bias 5

Toby Andrews, Member Spotlight Scholarship Recipient, UT Austin

I decided on pursuing a career in physical education having spent several years in ESL education and realizing that whilst I loved teaching, language was not my preferred area. I missed being active and constantly working inside, so moving into physical education seemed a natural fit. My hobbies have always revolved around sport, and my […]

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Hollis Thompson, Member Spotlight Scholarship Recipient, Stephen F. Austin State University

For many people, education is a value, an issue, or an obstacle. In my experience, however, education is a way of life and a means of empowering and inspiring people to live fuller lives. I strive to live out this belief in education through my roles as both an academic and artist. I am currently […]

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Dakota Lynne Beard, Member Spotlight Scholarship Recipient, Washington State University Vancouver

Dakota Lynne Beard is a photographer, social media manager, lifestyle and travel blogger, and student at Washington State University Vancouver. After graduating high school, she chose to take a gap year to explore the opportunities available to her in the creative world. With a strong interest in photography, she embraced the time outside of school […]

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Carlene Orsillo, Member Spotlight Scholarship, University of Southern Maine

Carlene Orsillo is an undergraduate student getting her degree in communications with a double minor in public relations and business from the University of Southern Maine. Orsillo has been interning with the University of Southern Maine’s Montagu Project, collecting clothing and schooling donations for individuals and schools in need in South Africa. This summer she will […]


Jennifer Stark, Honor Society Member Spotlight Scholarship, Columbus State University

Hi, my name is Jennifer Starck. I’m a Graduate Assistant at Columbus State University, pursuing a Master’s in Elementary Education. While working towards obtaining this degree, I have done my best to become an active member in my community. Some of my extracurricular activities include faithfully attending church, working as a tutor, and maintaining physical […]