[Ohio-Talk] Introducing the 2019 NFB of Ohio Scholarship Winners

Patricia McPherson patrinkle at icloud.com
Wed Aug 28 16:40:45 UTC 2019


Thanks to the Scholarship Committee for selecting these amazing students.

Congrats to all three candidates who  deserve the NFB Ohio Scholarships. Looking forward to Congratulating you in person at our State Convention in November.

Sincerely,
Pat & Jim


> On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:50 AM, Jordy Stringer via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Cassandra, and other committee members. You should know that the rest of us very much appreciate your time and efforts. Determining whether or not someone is deserving of one of these scholarships can be a very difficult but very exciting challenge. I am familiar with at least two of the candidates and I’m very excited to hear about their accomplishments and future successes. 
> 
> Jordy D. Stringer
> Executive Director, Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living 
> 
>> On Aug 27, 2019, at 10:10 PM, Cassandra Jones via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Dear NFB of Ohio,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> As we prepare for our 73rd annual state convention in November, Obstacles
>> are Opportunities, I'd like to introduce you to our 2019 Scholarship
>> winners. But first, I'd like to thank the committee, Ali Benmerzouga and
>> Michael Leiterman for their hard work and commitment AS WE DELIBERATED TO
>> SELECT OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS. This was a difficult task, but we feel
>> the winners have equally demonstrated that they are truly deserving of a
>> Scholarship from the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> The winners are: Nakita Griffin, Kinshuck Tella, and Lucas Cassi. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Nakita Griffin is a rising senior at Otterbein University where she is
>> studying psychology. From Nakita's personal essay: "My blindness has only
>> made me stronger as a person, and it has taught me many lessons as well. I
>> do not let my blindness hinder me in any way, and it doesn't slow me down." 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Kinshuck Tella will be studying Environmental Science and Geology at Miami
>> University this fall. From his personal essay: "With several years of
>> leadership positions in my schools performing arts and band programs, I have
>> gained skills in which I will use to lead change and efforts in the future.
>> I have always and will always work hard to achieve positive impact and
>> goals, especially towards areas of passion. It's always been about being
>> able to play on a level playing field, whether this directly relates to
>> sports or to other areas of personal development." 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Lucas Cassi is working towards his Bachelors' degree in Communication from
>> Kent State University, with a concentration in Interpersonal Communication
>> and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. From his personal essay: "I
>> graduated from the Louisiana Center of the Blind (LCB). There, I was taught
>> the independent skills I needed to live the life I want. It was there I
>> realized, I am not limited by blindness, only my drive and determination." 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Join the scholarship committee in congratulating the winners and welcoming
>> them to our state convention in November!
>> 
>> 
>> 
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