I recently started a Scholarship titled the Dreamer Leadership Scholarship. If you remember from my presentation at NTAC 2015, I have always been an advocate for Student Leadership and Student voice. This year, four Calumet New Tech students who display great leadership skills received the awards. Awards were granted based on key leadership criteria and each recipient received a financial award to help with post-graduation college and career goals.
Rodrick who dreams of being a Cardiovascular Surgeon, is one Calumet’s top students. He has given back to our community in many different ways. He has volunteered at Methodist Hospital and Elka Educational Center. He has a 4.0 GPA and is planning on attending Indiana University Bloomington and studying Biology. He has been a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Debate.
Te’Airra Spencer is another student that displays true leadership at Calumet. Te’Airra is one of the Captains of the Calumet Dance Team, President of the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates), Vice President of Civic Awareness and one of Calumet’s student representatives. She has a 3.2 GPA. She plans on studying Biology and becoming an Anesthesiologist. Te’Arria has given back to her community with over 200 hours of community service. Te’ Arria hopes to one day also start scholarships that will help those in need. She is an outstanding student who will surely positively impact this world.
Kenmyia Clayborn, is a student who currently has a 3.0 GPA. She is the Captain of the Calumet New Tech Varsity Lady Warriors Basketball Team, Track Team, and is a member of the National Honors Society. She is person of passion and strives for success no matter what obstacles may come her way. She plans on studying Social Work after High School. Kenmyia has a passion for helping others and wants to be a mentor for the children in our community. She plans on working with students in urban areas to give them hope and empowerment.
Kayla Armstrong, a student with a 2.9 GPA is destined for success. Kayla has participated in Varsity Basketball, Varsity Bowling, and Varsity Track. Kayla is also a part of the Beta Mu Xinos foundation. Kayla has volunteered at local food pantries and other places in the community. Kayla plans to study Marine Biology and become a veterinarian. She will also study zoology and animal biology to achieve her dream.