This month, the Garfield spotlight is on Kaitlyn Roberts. Kaitlyn is an eighth grader at Garfield Middle School. She is the daughter of Kristina Weber and Jonathan Roberts of Hamilton. Kaitlyn is a member of the competitive dance team at Encore Performing Arts, the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the District winner of the Patriots Pen essay contest, a member of Junior National Honor Society, and was first runner up for the state of Ohio in the National American Miss Pageant.
Most recently, she has become just one of sixty students in the nation to receive the Jack Cooke Young Scholarship. This scholarship provides academic and college advising, as well as financial support, enrichment experiences and summer travel programs. The selection for this prestigious scholarship is based on grades, high test scores, three essays, community service, demonstrating leadership and a personal interview. Over 1600 students across the country applied for the scholarship this year and Kaitlyn was one of the few who had what it took to be awarded this scholarship. As a result, Kaitlyn will be attending a three week orientation this summer at Northwestern University. Kaitlyn would like to thank Mrs. Leah Price and Mrs. Heather Walker for their support and letters of recommendation for the scholarship selection process.
Kaitlyn continues to work hard here at Garfield and is consistently on the Garfield Honor Roll every quarter. All of her teachers agree that she demonstrates every day what it means to be a Griffin, and is on her way to greater achievements in the future. Congratulations Kaitlyn, and good luck this summer at Northwestern!