York College today announced the recipients of its most prestigious academic financial awards, the Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships.
Kaylee Beckstrom, of Wichita, Kan., is the 2014 Presidential Scholar. This scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman each year and recognizes academic achievement as well as high moral character.
Beckstrom plans to major in biology at York College.
The Dean’s Scholarship is presented to no more than two incoming freshmen each year, based on the same criteria as the Presidential Scholarship. Grady Johnson of Great Falls, Mont., and Aubrey Tate of Holland, Michigan, are the 2014 Dean’s Scholars.
Johnson was a National Merit Scholarship Corporation commended student in 2013-14 and participated as a speaker in the 2012 Montana State Lectures and 2013 Montana Youth Expedition. He has been highly active at Yellowstone Bible Camp, serving as a team leader several times. He has also been involved as a staff member of the Teen Pact Leadership School. Johnson plans to major in psychology and pursue a career as a marriage and family therapist.
Tate is the vice president of the Zeeland High School chapter of National Honor Society. She is active in varsity choir, where she serves as a section leader. She participates in drama and recently assisted in a coat drive with her high school theater group. She is active in her church, where she assists with planning children’s ministry curriculum, teaches, and volunteers in the nursery. She has also served as a counselor at summer Bible camps. Tate plans to major in mathematics and secondary education at York College.
“It excites me to think of the leadership that these young adults will be bringing to our campus over the next four years,” says YC President Steve Eckman. “Their activities prior to college indicate that they are not only gifted academically, but are spiritual leaders as well.”
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