We are proud to announce that Nanette Chacon has won our December 2012 LatPro Scholarship award.
Nanette’s essay was moving and beautifully written. She is a prime example of perseverance and selflessness as she uses her education and experience to benefit others. After overcoming the death of her child with the help of a neonatal grief counselor, Nanette changed her career path and dedicated herself to helping others overcome similar traumatic events. She graduates this semester with her bachelor’s degree, and then will enter the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Counseling at the University of Phoenix. Nanette writes, “I am going to pursue a career as a grief counselor. My ultimate goal is to work in close relationship with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a respectable hospital to support families who experience similar misfortunes.”
The nine finalists – Nanette Chacon, Iustin McCarthy-Contreras, Camille Carlton, David Martinez, Concepcion Torres, Mihaela Lara, Elizabeth Glunk, Christian Pastor, and Ryann Quick – were selected from thousands of other applicants for their dedication to learning, desire to make a positive impact on the world, and how their incredible stories have helped mold their future career paths. All the applicants should feel very proud of their noble pursuits.
We want to thank our site visitors and all who voted to help us select a winner. The support shown through positive comments left for these students affirms both their career paths and the wonderful impact they already have on the lives of others.