Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Norwood foundation awards scholarships to 3 NHS seniors

Guest blog by Joyce McDowell

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is pleased to announce the award of a $250 College Book Scholarship to three very deserving Norwood High School seniors.

These students displayed outstanding performance in fulfilling their academic requirements for graduation while also exhibiting leadership qualities and characteristics in service to others. When reviewing the applications for this award, the CTF Foundation Scholarship Committee was amazed at the number of Norwood seniors who give of their time of talents to others. But unfortunately, we were limited in the number of scholarships we could provide.

Our first recipient was Jessica Carey who has declared a major of pre-medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She has been on the honor roll all four years and has also received an award with the Promising Young Writers each year. Jessica has worked at Angilo’s pizza in Norwood and is currently at Arthur’s Café. She has put in tons of volunteer hours helping make the world a better place through service to her school and community. In addition to Key Club, National Honor and the Young Career Explorers, she has walked for MS, organized a bake sale for Haiti hurricane victims, volunteered at the Sharpsburg Santa Shop, raised money for cancer victims, made toiletry bags and scarves, collected canned food and many other activities that go beyond self in service to others in need. Congratulations Jessica!

Our next recipient, Taylor Creech has been very active in school with cheerleading, choir, National Honor, Junior and Senior class offices, Culinary Council and the musical Footloose. She has received many academic honors and has grown up recognizing the importance of a college education to get a good job. While maintaining excellent academic performance, she held jobs at Kings Island and Hot Head Burrito and still volunteered for the American Cancer Society, Sharpsburg Elementary School and volunteers as an English tutor. She has been inspired by her baby cousin Grayson who suffers from a rare disorder of the neurological system to become a special education teacher and has been accepted into Cincinnati Christian University. Congratulations to Taylor!

Our third scholarship recipient, Bobbie Helton has been active in varsity soccer, the Indianettes dance, track, celtic band and orchestra. She is a part of the Anthony Munoz student leadership group helping to teach science concepts to elementary and junior high kids all while being employed at McDonald’s. She has earned the respect of faculty and students for her hard work, respectful attitude and sense of humor. She loves to help people and is fascinated with how the human mind works. She has been accepted into the University of Cincinnati’s Psychology program through McMicken College of Arts and Science for this fall. Congratulations Bobbie and all the 2011 graduating class of Norwood High School!

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is a local 501C charity established in memory of a young boy, Caleb Fuller who passed away from bone cancer a few years ago. Caleb’s mother, Arwen Fuller is also a graduate of Norwood High School. Click here to find out more about the Foundation.

Joyce McDowell
The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation