A long, long time ago I coached a middle school girls soccer team. It was one of the most enjoyable times in my life. Challenging, fun, exhausting, hard, and so worth it. Those girls changed my life, and I miss them- and that season- a lot.
One of the girls I coached- Kennedy- is now a junior at Western Kentucky University in their incredible Communication Sciences and Disorder Program. She plans to get her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and has always, always, had a heart for helping people. She’s gone on missions trips for as long as I can remember, her family adopted a sweet little one from South Africa, and she’s volunteered in her church and community her entire life. Not only that, but she was the Captain of our soccer team, the Valedictorian of her high school, and has maintained straight A’s her entire school career, including collegiately.
She’s a great girl.
And she’s now in need of our help.
Kennedy recently applied for a scholarship focusing on bringing awareness to the material asbestos, which is known to cause a very deadly type of cancer called Mesothelioma. Unsurprisingly, hers is one of four essays chosen as a Top Four Finalist. The next phase of her fight for the scholarship is to spread awareness, not just for her essay, but for the topic itself. You can click here:
and vote for her essay to win this very-needed scholarship for graduate school.
This contest ends on November 27. We can do a lot from now until then to help her win this scholarship. You want a call to action? Friends, this is it! You can vote daily (I believe). She gets TONS of votes if you share her site via your blog, a newsletter, a newspaper, or your facebook page. Share with anyone and everyone you can.
Let’s help Kennedy pay for graduate school!