Awards to Cupertino High's Jenny Padgett, Gene Kim
Lighthouse Guild is awarding a college scholarship of$7,500 to Cupertino High’s Gene Kim, who plans to attend Stanford University. The 2019 Lighthouse Guild Teacher Award recipient isJenny Padgett, a teacher atCupertinoHigh School inCalifornia.
Her student nominee, Gene Kim, says, "Mrs. Padgett was my Honors American Literature teacher during my eleventh grade, and she remains one of the most academically and socially influential teachers in my life. She listened and engaged with me as a unique individual, not just 'that blind student I see in the mornings everyday.'"
The awardees include 17 legally blind students who are entering undergraduate schools and one student Paralympic athlete Caitlin Sarubbi who is entering medical school.
Lighthouse Guild scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishment and merit to help students with vision loss make a successful transition to college and graduate education. The 2019 recipients are from across the country and will be attending some of the nation's most competitive universities.
Since its inception in 2005, Lighthouse Guild's Scholarship Program has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to outstanding students from 38 states. Lighthouse Guild dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. For more information, visit Lighthouseguild.org.
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