Congratulations to Candace Borders ’13, who is one of ten Southwest Ohio seniors receiving a $2,500 National Achievement scholarship. They are among the group of 800 students nationally receiving the one-time scholarship or corporate awards from among 1,300 students named finalists in the 2013 competition.
“With an adventurous spirit, an engaging personality, and an unmatched tenacity, Candace Borders shines within our school community. Throughout the time that we’ve worked together, she has consistently proven to be an enterprising and highly capable young woman, and I can think of no one more deserving of this recognition. I am in awe of how much Candace has accomplished throughout her high school career and I have a feeling we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg,” says Ursuline Guidance Counselor Michelle Byrd.
In addition to this award, Candace was selected to attend the Anthony Munoz Leadership Conference, the Wilks Regional High School Leadership Conference, and the Rotary Club Enterprise Conference. She was a recipient of the Rotary Student of the Month award in January 2013; she is president of the Young Democrats Club; a Varsity Attorney on Mock Trial; a Writing Center tutor; she received her Gold Award in Girl Scouts for creating and implementing a health seminar for children in Bond Hill; she was a co-chair of the AIDS Walk Leadership Board; and a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.