This was a special year for the Seedling Foundation. We saw our first two graduates of the Seedling Foundation College Scholarships receive the assistance which had been promised to them four years ago, when they were just eighth grade students at Webb Middle School.
As their names were announced and they came up to the stage to receive their certificates at the Mentor Appreciation Event last May…the audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation for these young women. We can only imagine what they were thinking as three hundred people clapped just for them, but their beaming smiles gave us an inkling of the happiness and pride they were feeling.
I asked them to remain standing at the front of the room, and to help me welcome the three young people who had won the Seedling College Scholarships for 2011 and there couldn’t have been a better welcoming committee for them. Our 2011 graduates greeted the 2011 recipients with warmth and delight.
It would be hard not to be touched by the concrete example of promises made and kept by our Seedling Mentors and Mentees.
We are so proud of our Seedling students and we hope you enjoy the following!
~Kali’ P. Rourke, Board President