Meet our first 2017 FHL College Scholarship Recipient Korry Blake. Korry was born in Laconia, New Hampshire on October 14th, 1998. Korry attends Laconia Public High School as a soon to be graduate and has been employed by Bootlegger’s Footwear Center in Laconia, NH for a little over a year now. Korry is a student ambassador for the Huot Technical Center and has had the honor of assisting the local after-school programs and day camps, such as Project EXTRA! and Camp Van Go, in her free time. Her plan for her future is to work hard for her masters in accounting and hopefully pass all the requirements to become a CPA (certified public accountant) in her future.
Meet our 2nd FHL College Scholarship Recipient Kellie Lowes. Kellie’s mom had always taught her older sister and her that giving back to the community in any way, shape or form should always be a priority. Through different organizations such as Sandown Summer Recreation, and Holy Family Hospital and as well as through tutoring in various subjects to her fellow classmates at Timberlane Regional High School, she has served just over 750 hours in her community. As a senior in high school, She is apart of 5 different honor societies, Student Council, Drum Major for the marching band, and Captain of the Varsity Swim Team and the Varsity Girls Tennis Team. Next year, She plans on attending the University of New Hampshire and will major in Nursing, pursuing a career as a Family Care Nurse Practitioner, and will continue to serve her community throughout her college years. She is thankful to the Faith Hope and Love Foundation!
Meet our final 2017 FHL College Scholarship Recipient Kassandra Weston from Gilford High School. Kassy loves to explore the world, learn new things, make new friends, join new clubs and volunteer. Kassy has been a part of class office since the eight grade, this year being the Vice President, and has expanded to Presidency in other clubs such as the National Honor Society. With a history of sports, being the only four year math team member of her grade, a certified People To People Student Ambassador, dog breeder, Sales Associate at Homegoods, and an outgoing optimist, she thrives in the face of a new opportunity. Kassy holds an intense love of immersing herself in different cultures and corners of the world. Since middle school, she has filled every summer with either a new international endeavor, interning at a medical office, or attending an advanced studies program. With the assistance of Rotary, TD Bank, The Union Diner, family, friends and numerous other local donations, she has fundraised her way across the world with a focus on first hand education, civil engagement, and local giveback across Central Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Being a teen ambassador, Kassy has had the opportunity to represent New Hampshire while in Australia as she studied the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist on its importance to the ecosystem and donated supplies to a koala rehabilitation center. Similarly in Europe, Kassy worked as a French farm hand, assisted in enhancing the local community of Austria by building castle replicas, donated school supplied to lower income districts at the foot of the Alps, studied the German education system by attending school and participating in a homestay, and advocated on behalf of teen issues to a high priest at the Vatican. While in Japan, Kassy spoke with the International Social Services Ambassador at her home about the integration of tsunami evacuation routes and the need for safe, wheelchair accessible playgrounds within the towns being funded for economic redevelopment. Kassy was given the chance to work alongside individuals with disabilities at Pilettes’ Bakery in Tokyo as well as observed individuals enjoying employment opportunities at Swan Bakery. In meeting with Swan Bakery Administrators, it was evident that their mission included comprehensive economic redevelopment for areas effected by the tsunami. During her time in Japan, Kassy particularly enjoyed listening to the harp played by a resident at one of Pilettes’ smart shared homes.
Locally, Kassy participated in an Orthodontic internship during her first year of high school where her future plans of oral care became solidified. Similarly, this past summer she studied Molecular Biology at Saint Paul’s Advanced Studies Program to further her education.
She plans to pursue a Bachelors in Science and continue on to medical school to become an Orthodontist. Kassy is more than excited to take her first step towards a fulfilling career of professionally making people smile and is greatly appreciative of the generosity that Faith, Hope, Love shows and the beautiful commitment they have to our community.