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2017 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

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Champion Energy is committed to the community and charities we support, as we work to power lives and power businesses. The Champion Scholars scholarship program was created to recognize those that feel the same way. We received over 2,000 applications, from students in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts and Delaware.

Applications were evaluated based on academic performance, awards, volunteerism, and the response to this question: Being a champion is about more than winning or being number one. Sometimes being a champion is about giving back to the community, standing up for your beliefs, or supporting a cause you believe in. What makes you a champion in your school or community?

 We are very proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners:

  $5,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Nivedhitha Selvaraj from Spring, Texas

Nivedhitha is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Nivedhitha attends The Woodlands High School where she succeeds in and out of the classroom. Nivedhitha is an avid youth education advocate, and hopes to use her education to further this cause. She will be studying Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

“I have firsthand experience with how incorporating technological tools can transform a student’s learning experience, because I have focused over 400 hours of community service on youth education. Time and time again, I have seen how investing in the right tools can empower and encourage students to learn far better than traditional methods. I want to inspire other learners and impact the world.”

 

  $3,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Rachel Dancer from Arlington, Texas

Rachel is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Rachel attends Arlington High School where she excels academically. Outside of class, she founded the Full Frame Photography Project, providing free family portraits to single parent households. Rachel will be studying Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

“The “Full Frame Photography” project was when I began to realize that everyone has stories waiting to be brought to life, and it is my purpose as an artist and a scientist to be a part of developing them. Being a Champion in the community is about seeing need and using my talents to improve the lives of others.”

 

  $2,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Aparajitha Adiraju from Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Aparajitha is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Aparajitha shines academically at Vernon Hills High School. Her activities include serving as a math tutor for young children, as well as fighting child labor through Future Business Leaders of America. She will be studying Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign.

“Being a champion is not about being the highest scorer on a test or winning every accolade. It is about finding your passions and following an individual path to success: one that is defined by happiness.”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service.

2016 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

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Champion Energy is committed to the community and charities we support, as we work to power lives and power businesses. The Champion Scholars scholarship program was created to recognize those that feel the same way. We received over 2,500 applications, from students in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois.

Applications were evaluated based on academic performance, awards, volunteerism, and the response to this question: Being a champion is about more than winning or being number one. Sometimes being a champion is about giving back to the community, standing up for your beliefs, or supporting a cause you believe in. What makes you a champion in your school or in your community?

We are very proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners:

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  $5,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Edemanwan Ephraim from Richmond, Texas

Edemanwan is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award. Edemanwan attends Travis High School where she excels in her STEM classes. In her spare time she is an avid volunteer in tutoring other students and helping others around her. Edemanwan will attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

“As a senior now, the fruits of all my efforts are finally showing and if you asked my friends, teachers or parents what makes me a champion, they all would give an answer tied to my academic success. But that is where I disagree. As proud as I am of being third in my class, none of that is what makes me a champion. For me, moments where I’ve made a personal effort to help those around me have been more rewarding.”

 

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  $3,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Rebekah Rodriguez from Spring, Texas

Rebekah is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award. Rebekah attends Klein Collins High School, where she serves as the Cross Country team captain. She’s a 2000m steeplechase record holder and UIL 6A regional qualifier giving back to her community by helping younger teammates grow as runners while volunteering at local events. Rebekah will attend the University of Texas Dallas, majoring in Cognitive Science.

“I was once told that one did not step up into a position of leadership, but rather kneel before it. To lead is to serve others. Siddhartha Gautama once preached that “endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one that endures that, the final victory comes”. Because I agree deeply with these words, I am the first to arrive and the last to leave every cross country practice.”

 

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  $2,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Jacey Dillon from Charleston, Illinois

Jacey Dillon is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. Jacey attends Charleston High School and is a leader at the ministry program at her church, Sonlight, giving guidance and encouragement to members of the organization. Jacey will attend Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Communication Disorders and Sciences.

“Being a champion is about so much more than coming out on top. It is making an impact in people’s lives. It is inspiring change. My leadership in the children’s ministry at my church is an example of how giving back really does make you a winner. Being a champion is not just about me, it’s about serving others. Seeing the success of others means I have succeeded.”

 

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  $2,000 Champion Scholars Award  

Matteo Aloia from Pearland, Texas

Matteo is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award. He attends Glenda Dawson High School and founded Project Keep Houston Clean and Warm, a program aimed at helping the community’s homeless, now partnered with Star of Hope Mission and Houston’s Healthcare for the Homeless. Matteo will attend Cornell University, majoring in Engineering.

“I’m amazed by the impact I could have on the lives of others in need, even on my own. I felt pride in knowing that I was making my community a better place. There has been no greater feeling for me than knowing that I am making a difference in someone’s life. The project has been a labor of love for me for seven years and I’m proud that the project will continue to help homeless Houstonians.”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service.

2015 Champion Scholars Scholarship Winners

Champion Energy invests in the communities we serve with the Champion Scholars annual scholarshipChampion Energy is committed to the community and charities we support, as we work to power lives and power businesses. The Champion Scholars scholarship program was created to recognize those that feel the same way.

We received over 2,500 applications, from students in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois. Applications were evaluated based on academic performance, awards, volunteerism, and the response to this question:

Being a champion is about more than winning or being number one. Sometimes being a champion is about giving back to the community, standing up for your beliefs, or supporting a cause you believe in. What makes you a champion in your school or in your community?

We are very proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners:

Joseph Buckle, Missouri City, Texas

1_Scholarship_JosephBuckleJoseph Buckle of Missouri City, Texas is the recipient of a $5,000 Champion Scholars award.  Joseph attends St Thomas High School where he participates in football and track, serves as Student Body President and still finds the time to volunteer in his community.  In 2011, Joseph partnered with Hope for Three, a nonprofit focused on autism, to develop “Teen Huddle” a sibling support group for those who have brothers or sisters with autism.  Joseph will attend Texas A & M University in the fall, majoring in Chemical Engineering.

“My grandfather once compared life to a game of poker.  Everyone has their cards to play – sometimes good, sometimes bad – and we must play the hand we are dealt.  With this in mind, a champion in life is not always the person with the greatest hand, but the one who plays his cards the best.”

Gena Pamieri, Libertyville, Illinois

2_Scholarship_GenaPalmieriGena Palmieri from Libertyville, Illinois is the recipient of a $3,000 Champion Scholars award.  Gena attends Libertyville High School, where she has is the National Honor Society President and volunteers for Relay for Life.  In summer 2014, Gena created a non-profit called The Beauty Pack, designed to help women with hardships gain the confidence and knowledge they need when applying for jobs, when dealing with financial responsibilities, and when taking care of themselves both physically and emotionally. Gena will be studying Finance in the fall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

“(The Beauty Pack) was largely inspired by a shelter just down the street that helps women recuperate after domestic violence, substance abuse, and other sorts of calamities.  I wanted these women to radiate with light and positivity and in order to do so, I knew they needed to feel confident in themselves first.”

Joanne Shang, Katy, Texas

3_Scholarship_JoanneShangJoanne Shang from Katy, Texas is the recipient of a $2,000 Champion Scholars award.  Joanne attends the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton, Texas, where she is the committee head of First Robotics, a program mentoring middle school robotics teams.  Joanne is co-founder of Project STEM Box (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics), a non-profit organization that promotes science by creating and integrating science experiment boxes into public library systems. Joanne is deciding between Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher program in Management & Technology.

“I try to find ways of challenging kids to apply what they learn to help their communities. My goal is that checking out a STEM box will soon be just as common as checking out a book.  Igniting the creative minds of future innovators, engineers, and inventors is my way of becoming the kind of mentor and champion to others that my father was (and is) to me.”

Learn more about Champion Energy’s commitment to community service:

http://powering-life.com/community-champions/