*Students receiving the 2020 HCSS Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
– GPA of a 3.0 or higher
– Be a Hanover County Resident
– Attend a Hanover County Public School (i.e. Atlee, Hanover, Lee-Davis or Patrick Henry High School)
– Have community service or work experience with people who have developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or substance use disorder
– Plans to pursue a degree in one of the following: Special Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Early Intervention, Adapted Physical Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, etc.
Kendall Jasinski will (virtually) graduate from Atlee High School and will (hopefully) attend UNC Wilmington in the fall to pursue a degree in Psychology to become a licensed therapist. Her activities within Atlee include being a leader of the SpeakUp Club, SODA, National Honors Society, BETA and varsity tennis. Outside of school she regularly volunteers with her church and Friends For Life and has volunteered for Big Feet Meets, Night to Shine and Miss Hanover Abilities Pageants. She is honored to have been chosen in a community where so many people love and serve our special needs friends.
Katherina (Katie) Perry is a senior at Atlee High School. She will be attending J. Sargent Reynolds for 2 years and then will transfer into Longwood University to get her bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters in special education. Katie is a member of the Atlee varsity field hockey team who won the region 5B championship. She is in the BETA Club and the National Honors Society at her school. In addition, Katie is a bronze and silver award recipient in Girl Scouts. She is a lifetime member of the C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution). In school, Katie volunteers with All-Star Basketball and Champions Together (unified track). She is also a TA (teacher's assistant) for a functional academics class where she serves students with moderate to significant disabilities. Outside of school, Katie is part of the Area 31 Special Olympics teams where she helps with skill work for basketball and is a part of the softball team.