Bradley High School Senior, Wendy Armenta was recognized with the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship by Jack Sheehan, Ocoee Foundation Board Member. The $8,000 scholarship provides $2,000 for each academic year renewable for a total of four years based on satisfactory progress towards a degree.
“We were pleased to honor Wendy with this scholarship to recognize her academic excellence and her many activities and accomplishments,” said Sheehan.
The scholarship was presented at Bradley High School’s Senior Awards Night and recognizes Wendy’s academic achievement, school involvement and community service. At Bradley, Wendy was student body President, Interact President and Bachelorettes Treasurer. She was also involved in the debate team, show choir, National Honors Society and Students Out Serving. Her community service includes Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Junior Achievement, Family Cornerstones, People for Care and Learning, Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity. She was also named the Distinguished Young Woman of Cleveland for 2016.
Wendy will be attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall. She plans to major in social work and then attend law school to become a child advocacy lawyer.
The Ocoee Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County to provide this scholarship. The Ocoee Foundation Scholarship was open to all graduating high school seniors from Cleveland and Bradley County Tennessee.
According to Cathy Barrett, President of the Community Foundation, “The Ocoee Foundation believes in investing in students’ futures and we are excited about working with them to make this scholarship program a reality.”