April & May Kindness

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our April kindness was to plant a tree to honor our new baby and Earth day.  With all the excitement in April (ie. having a baby!) we just got to finishing up our April task this week!  We were holding off until we could re-landscape our front flowerbed (pics to follow).

Hooray for Greyson, Spring, and Mother Earth!

This is the second year in a row that we have done the Studer Scholarship for Conemaugh Valley as our May kindness.  We both graduated from Conemaugh Valley in 2001 and 2003 (high school sweethearts! hehhe).  When we got married, we decided that we wanted to be able to give something back to Valley because it had given us so much- that is where we grew up, where we met all our friends, and most importantly where we met each other. Thus was born the Studer Scholarship to honor students who are positively influencing the school and/or Valley students. We want to thank all participants who completed an essay for our scholarship. It was truly inspiring to read about what they have done and the positive mark they will leave on the school. Through college and our own traveling, we have found that those that inspire us most are the people that are affecting the world around them in a positive way by doing what they love most. What the world needs, especially now, are people who are doing what they love. It was in this spirit that we were able to choose a winner this year; it was very difficult, but we were especially inspired to read about the way in which this student has found a way to encourage and support other students and underclassmen by doing what she loves best. Our winner this year for the Studer Scholarship is Taylor Gruss.

Congrats to all the Valley seniors- keep trying your best!!

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