By: Sr. Bernadette McManigal, BVM
Students from Nativity School in Burke have big dreams for their future! After submitting to the “Dare to Dream . . . Expect to Succeed” scholarship program, projects illustrating aspirations of becoming an Architectural Designer, a Sports Reporter, a Columnist and an Orthopedic Surgeon, eighth graders Natalie Steward, Brianna Flores, Maura Blanchfield and Ryan Hasegana (respectively) found themselves winners of this national competition.
“Dare to Dream . . . Expect to Succeed” is a challenge to students across the nation by Brainstorm USA to set goals and have the determination and self-confidence to reach them. Children are encouraged to use their dreams to give back to their communities. Out of hundreds of applications from across the United States of America, Natalie and Brianna placed second, while Maura and Ryan placed third. The students were presented with personal computers and over forty educational software programs to help them reach their future goals.
We look forward to seeing our students grow into successful and community-minded professionals. In the meantime, I am proud of the accomplishments these young people have already attained!