Introducing our scholarship winners

Touching stories of determination and integrity were submitted
to our Personal Achievement Scholarship from students nationwide!

2018/19 Personal Achievement Scholars Winners

Check out previous winners:  2016/2017 Winners  |  2017/2018 Winners

$15,000 Grand Prize Winner

 Annabella Orsini

Annabella Orsini

Twin Valley High School - Elverson, PA
Class of 2019

Annabella Orsini, a 2019 graduate of Twin Valley High School, is currently enrolled at Ursinus College. She plans to study Astrophysics.

Annabella was the caretaker for two family members with disabilities. Despite this challenging time at a crucial point in her high school career, she held a part time job, took AP classes, and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and has shown much resiliency.

$5,000 Second Place Winner

Zachary Rice

Zachary Rice

West Morris Central High School - Chester, NJ
Class of 2020

Zachary Rice is a senior at West Morris Central High School in Chester, NJ. Zachary was stricken with a rare and painful condition that caused him to miss most of his fifth grade year. While immobile and unable to access the hospital’s gaming facilities, he came up with the idea to raise money to buy gaming systems for all the children’s rooms in the hospital.

In April of 2013, he founded the Action for Distraction 5K. To date, his charity has raised over $150,000 for Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

$2,500 Third Place Winner

Munahil Sultana

Munahil Sultana

Elmont Memorial High School - Elmont, NY
Class of 2020

Munahil Sultana is a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY. She has competed in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for New York State leadership Conference and has won 1st place in two competitions. Munahil is the current Key Club Junior President, Model UN President and Ambassador for Leading Ladies.

She also serves as legislative assistant to her New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages. Her participation in these organizations has allowed her to serve her community and help her overcome personal challenges.

$2,500 Third Place Winner

Noah Brejnak

Noah Brejnak

Algonac Jr/Sr High School - Algonac, MI
Class of 2019

Noah Brejnak, a 2019 graduate of Algonac Junior/Senior High School, Algonac, MI is currently enrolled at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Early intervention helped Noah who was diagnosed with Autism learn how to tolerate the world around him.

Noah credits his determination to persevere with his success and describes his journey as “Repetition, Frustration, Repetition, Frustration, Repetition….Information, Connections, Recall, Knowledge, Intelligence, Light!” Through his personal struggle, he has a deep understanding of the inner workings of this syndrome. Noah and his brother started a community group and use their knowledge to help parents of children with Autism alleviate their fears and provide hope for their families.

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