The latest recipients of Ron Carter Clear Lake Cadillac Hyundai’s college scholarships are Emily Chavis, who will be attending Lamar University in Beaumont, and Kendall Langum, who will be attending Baylor University in Waco. Emily plans to major in Communication Disorders, specializing in Audiology, and Kendall plans to major in Nutritional Science. Both students will start classes this fall.
Emily, an exemplary student at Clear Falls High School, is a National Honor Society and American Sign Language Honor Society member student and has dedicated numerous hours in volunteer work and community outreach focusing on working with the deaf.
“I have a calling to help the deaf. My desire to help them stems from my own personal struggle to communicate with others effectively. While in high school, I fell in love with American Sign Language (ASL). My dream now is to incorporate my studies of ASL into earning a degree in Communication Disorders,” Emily said.
Kendall, an exemplary student at Friendswood High School, is a National Honor Society member, was named Most Improved Golfer on the Friendswood Golf Team, and is an accomplished musician. She has dedicated numerous hours in volunteer work, even while carrying a rigorous academic course load.
“My diagnosis of Type I diabetes at age 11 provided a platform from which to encourage, teach and inspire my future. My career aspiration is to become a registered dietician and diabetic pump educator, assisting young diabetics with the skills and empathy necessary to manage this disease and live long, healthy lives,” she said.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors in Clear Lake and surrounding areas of Clear Creek ISD, Alvin ISD, Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, Dickinson ISD, LaPorte ISD, Pearland ISD and Friendswood ISD. Students from parochial and home schools within the boundaries of these districts are also eligible.
Recipients are chosen on academic achievement, character, leadership and community service.
Scholarship applications and detailed instructions can be found by clicking on the “Community Involvement” tab and following the links at www.roncarterclearlake.com.