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From left, David Riley, Blythe Duckworth, Sydney Crawley, Haley Trogdlen, and Bradley Justice

Senior Challenge provides scholarship

The class of 2007 has provided incoming first-year student Sydney Crawley with the Senior Challenge scholarship.

Senior Challenge co-chairs Bradley Justice, Blythe Duckworth, David Riley, and Haley Trogdlen worked throughout the year to raise awareness of the program. As a result, graduates contributed $19,438 to the scholarship fund with 68 percent of the class making a gift.

The majority of the money was raised at a kick-off event held in February. Co-chairs also staffed a table at Senior Send-Off in May, and 97 students attended a banquet the week before commencement, where Crawley was introduced to the students who had helped fund her education.

“The person I will be in four years is the person you contributed to shaping,” Crawley told the seniors. “Anything I do, anything I give back to the community can be traced to each of you. Without your help, I wouldn’t be standing here today, on my way to becoming someone better. To the seniors of 2007, I will try to become a person worthy of your generosity.”

Crawley, a native of Lancaster, Ky., and a graduate of Garrard County High School, plans to major in biological sciences and minor in drama at Transylvania.

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