2018 Scholarship Recipient - Mackenzie Wright

Mackenzie Wright
Mooresville, North Carolina
Member Organization: Forms and Supply, Inc.  

My name is Mackenzie Wright and I am from Mooresville, North Carolina. I will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall as an undecided major, where I am looking forward to exploring both existing and new interests- inside and outside of my education. These passions include engaging in global environmental issues, being informed of international affairs, and my dream of traveling abroad to help underprivileged youth overseas. When I am not in school I work a part time job as a receptionist at Great Clips and enjoy playing the guitar, painting, and playing sports. I also spend a lot of my time staying engaged in my community through town events and service projects, which is what I hope to continue doing in Boone during my time at App State and beyond. This scholarship will help me access this type of hands on experience through aiding tuition expenses where I will already be learning about sustainable development and environmental ethics in my first semester classes. Opportunities like this scholarship tremendously help my family through the financial burden of paying for a college education for two children simultaneously as well. I am very grateful to the people at NOPA, and the Board of Trustees that generously selected me.

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