Senior Challenge award goes to Lexington student
Briana McIntosh has been chosen by the class of 2011 to receive this year’s Senior Challenge scholarship. The incoming first-year student is a graduate of Bryan Station High School in Lexington and has been active in the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, and theater productions. She plans to follow a pre-med curriculum at Transylvania.
The 2011 Senior Challenge committee co-chairs were Julia Blankenship, Rebecca Pasco, and Sarah Zembrodt. Through promotions that included a kick-off event, Facebook and e-mail campaigns, an iPad give-away, and a Senior Week barbecue, they helped raise $10,100 in pledges from 78 classmates.
“This year we added GEM (Giving Electronically Monthly) to our giving options,” said Rikki Starich, assistant director of annual giving and Senior Challenge coordinator. “We were pleased that several of the students who chose that option started giving last fall. It’s a great way to get into the habit of giving back to your alma mater.”
Senior Challenge was established by the class of 1990 as an expression of gratitude for their Transylvania education. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with high potential and financial need. It is renewable for four years.