Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Vivint
, ESA was recently able to award $20,000 in scholarships to students from Michigan, Arizona, California and Ohio as part of the association’s annual Youth Scholarship Program. Here are the winners of this year's program.
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|Cameron Hein of Pinckney, Mich. is the first-place winner and recipient of a $10,000 scholarship.|
First-Place - Cameron Hein
This year’s top-prize winner has a class rank of one from Pinckney Community High School in Pinckney, Mich. with a 4.0 GPA. He has been active in the Boy Scouts since 2000 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout last summer. Cameron also serves as a member of the Pinckney Marching Band and Wind Ensemble as well as a varsity athlete on the tennis and swimming teams. In addition, Cameron dedicates time to his community by coaching a youth basketball team. This fall, Cameron will attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. to study engineering.
Cameron’s father is a firefighter at Ann Arbor Fire Department. As part of their entries, each applicant was required to write an essay entitled, "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.” Cameron wrote about his father’s dedication and passion for his career and for serving the public.
"I have an immeasurable amount of pride in my dad,” Cameron said. "He sacrifices everything on a daily basis, including his life to protect the safety of others. The influence of my dad has inspired me to use my talents and interests to work for the safety of others.”
|Courtney DuBois of Chandler, Ariz. placed second and received a $5,000 scholarship.|
Second-Place - Courtney DuBois
Courtney DuBois of Chandler, Ariz. won first-place in the Arizona Alarm Association Youth Scholarship Program and was awarded the second-place prize in ESA’s national scholarship program for her scholastic achievements, essay and community involvement.
Courtney will graduate in the top two percent of her class from Hamilton High School and is a distinguished leader in her community serving as president of the Hamilton High School National Honor Society and spending her free time working with disabled children through equine therapy.
Courtney’s father, Dan DuBois, is a fire marshal at the Gilbert Fire Department. In her application essay, Courtney said "[My father’s] dedication and work within the community has molded and evolved my character.” This fall, Courtney will attend Arizona State University where she will study biomedical engineering.
| San Diego Security Association President Sean Hamm (right) presents a check to third-place winner Allison Gordon (second from left) and her parents, Mark (left) and Liz (second from right) Gordon.|
Third-Place - Allison Gordon
Allison Gordon, the third-place winner, is from Carlsbad, Calif. As a student at Carlsbad High School, Allison is involved in the Future Voters of America and the National Honors Society. Allison’s father, Mark Gordon, is a firefighter at the Miramar Fire Department. Allison will continue her education at the University of California, Berkeley later this year.
Fourth-Place - Ellen Bley
|Ellen Bley of North Bend, Ohio is the fourth-place winner and recipient of a $1,500 scholarship.|
Ellen Bley of North Bend, Ohio is the fourth-place scholarship winner.
Ellen will graduate from Mother of Mercy High School with a 4.39 GPA.
For the past several years, Ellen has been a member the National Honor
Society and an active volunteer within her community. Timothy Bley,
Ellen’s father, is a law enforcement officer at the Cincinnati Police
Department. Ellen will attend the University of Notre Dame this fall.