Two team members receive scholarships
CHESTER — Brianna Millett and Sammie Stershic, team members at the Kent Island Chick-fil-A, were surprised on Friday, May 19, with the news they received a scholarship through Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative.
Sammie and Bri are both Kent Island High School seniors graduating this June and were two of 3,424 students around the country chosen to receive $2,500 to begin or continue their education at the educational institute of their choice. Sammie plans to use the funds to attend University of Mississippi, and Brianna plans to use the funds to attend Chesapeake College.
Both were nominated by Chris David, the restaurant’s local independent franchise operator, and were chosen from among thousands of team member students throughout the country to receive this scholarship based on factors such as leadership and community involvement, in addition to academic achievement.
David presented the scholarships to the students with friends, family and co-workers gathered to congratulate the two. David told them they were chosen because of their great display of leadership and positive attitudes.
Chick-fil-A expanded its scholarship initiative this year, giving team members nationwide nearly $9 million in 2017 toward the higher education institution of their choice. These funds can be used at any accredited institute of higher education. Whether they choose online, two-year, technical programs or traditional college experiences, Chick-fil-A team members have the flexibility to get the education that’s right for them. And, all Chickfil-A team members, whether they receive these scholarship funds or not, are eligible to receive discounts at more than 70 schools through the scholarship initiative.
Chick-fil-A Kent Island is proud to award this scholarship to these two fantastic team members, said David.
“Any students interested in joining our team so that they can be eligible for the scholarship, may apply for a position at www.workatcfa.com. We are still hiring for the summer season,” he said.
Carson Scholars recognized at the May Board of Education meeting in Centreville with board members and Interim Superintendent Gregory Pilewski, are, from left, Collin McCracken, Isabella Rankin, Jackson Park, Skylar Podraza, Willow Podraza and Ruth Murdoch.
Sammie Stershic, left, and Brianna Millett accept congratulations and a $2,500 scholarship award from Kent Island Chick-fil-A independent franchise operator Chris David.