Two team mem­bers re­ceive schol­ar­ships

Record Observer - - School - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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.

PHOTO BY HAN­NAH COMBS

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.

PHOTO BY HAN­NAH COMBS

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.

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