Each year ADDA will award two scholarships for $1,000 each to students with ADHD. We are looking for students who have found ways to meet the challenges of ADHD in order to succeed.
Sarah Strausbaugh says that her high school years have been very busy, and that each experience has brought something positive to her life. Sarah is involved in student council and a student council organization for students from the northeastern Ohio region, called UCREW. Sarah is also actively involved in her school’s drama club, where she works behind the scenes to prepare the hair and makeup of all cast members for plays and musicals. In May 2012, Sarah received her cosmetology license. She works part-time after school at a hair salon. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, painting her friend’s nails, and relaxing with her three-legged cat, Lucinda. Along with being a recipient of the 2012 Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship, Sarah also received the Leadership with Distinction trophy and was awarded one of three scholarships from her school’s student council organization. Sarah was selected by her school’s drama department, and the family of Jennifer York, to be the recipient of the “Jennifer York Memorial Scholarship” that is given to one senior each year that is active in her school’s drama department. This summer Sarah will begin attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She will major in psychology. She then plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in counseling, with an interest in helping adolescents.
During his four years in high school, Jacob Simms was involved in student government. The first three years he was a classroom representative and then senior year he was elected Student Government President. He is an active Boy Scout and recently received his Eagle Scout Rank. He also was selected and chosen to participate in the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) through the Jesse Helms Center at Houston Baptist University. He was chosen as a People to People Ambassador to attend their Leadership Summit held at Rice University. He was the MC for the Student Talent Show, was a member of the Drama Club, Prom Committee, International Day Committee, and is a member of Unity Church of Christianity. Jacob and his father created a travel website called www.jacobsguide.com. Jacob has been on the all A Honor Roll for four years and will graduate with a 4.0. He has received numerous awards including a Journalism Award for “Best Newspaper,” a Marketing Award for “Best Commercial,” and Top Boy Scout Salesman Award for 5 consecutive years. He has volunteered at the Nehemiah Center, Aunt K’s Place, Bellaire Nature Center, Poe Elementary School, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Strake Boy Scout Camp, Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, and First Presbyterian Church. His hobbies include snowboarding, paintball, cycling, videography, gaming, reading, chess, camping, and hiking. In the fall, Jacob will attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and study computer science possibly minoring in business.
The scholarship is named for Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis’ grandparents, who instilled in her a love of learning.
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