River City Federal Credit Union is proud to congratulate graduating high school seniors Hannah Manning (McMullen High School) and Gabriella Sawtelle (Earl Warren High School) as the winning recipients of the 2018 rcityscholars scholarship award. Each student submitted an essay to answer the question, “If you could create, build or invent one thing that would improve the quality of life here in San Antonio, what would that be and how will your education help you accomplish this?”
Miss Manning’s essay primarily focused on teaching young, deaf children communication and speech skills, expressive language and interaction skills. She mentions that deaf individuals often struggle to get involved in civic duties such as voting, attending city council meetings and participating in community service activities. By learning how to communicate, she states, deaf individuals will have the necessary skills to be involved in the world around them. Miss Manning will be attending Abilene Christian University this Fall with a concentration in Speech Pathology.
Miss Sawtelle’s answer to the essay question promoted building safe spaces for teenagers. She states “I believe if teenagers are provided a space where they can express themselves, open up about what is truly on their mind and have the ability to create lifelong friendships; their quality of life will improve.” She plans to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Youth and Student Ministry and will be attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University stating this Fall.
We are very excited to present these exceptional young people as our 2018 rcityscholars. RCFCU is honored to support the education of these young members and future leaders. We look forward to their success!
Congratulations Gabriella & Hannah!