HomeLife Academy (HLA) has nominated senior Aidan Galloway for the 2016-2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded through the Comcast Foundation, “recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.”
“My main goals in life have been to constantly challenge myself in academics and in service to others, and I will continue on this journey to fulfill this goal with honesty and integrity,” said Galloway, who also describes herself as goal-oriented, compassionate, and dependable. “I am very regulated in planning my schoolwork so much so, I tend to have my projects and papers completed days before they are due. I also typically arrive early for classes, activities and meetings so this has made me very reliable, and as a result, people trust me in leadership positions.”
Galloway, who will graduate in May 2016, has an impressive high school resume listing her accomplishments over the years. She has been heavily involved with 4-H holding an office in the 4-H Honor Club for four years, with three of them as president; been a member of the Eta Sigma Alpha (Home School High School Honor Society) and a member of the National Society of Home School Scholars for two years and this year was recognized as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. That only briefly summarizes why she was nominated for the scholarship.
“We only get to choose one nominee each year, and it does not guarantee they will be awarded the $1,000 one-time grant. However, our nominee last year was selected, so I’m hoping she will also,” said HLA Senior Counselor Lani Carey.
Even in her senior year, Aidan continues to enjoy being challenged socially and academically.
“I’m an extrovert. I love being around people and naturally get energy from being around others. Because of that, I tend to choose activities that bring me around others in any possible way. I have no qualms with taking charge of a club or organization and leading others,” said Galloway, who has aspirations of becoming a lawyer. “I find a sense of community from helping others and enjoy serving people through 4H and my church.”
Galloway is in the process of applying to colleges and some of the schools on her list include Harvard University, the University of South Carolina Honors College and Vanderbilt University. She plans to major in Political Science and International Studies, with a minor in French.
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