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Tripp Receives Michael A. Kahn Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Cameron Tripp who was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Michael A. Kahn High School Community Service/Scholarship Award presented by The Charlotte Touchdown Club. Tripp has committed to Harvard University to play football and will receive a $40,000 scholarship to help with tuition as the recipient of the scholarship.
The Charlotte Touchdown Club and Michael A. Kahn Family Foundation sponsors the Michael A. Kahn Community Service/Scholarship Award each year, which is presented to the high school senior scholar athlete who best exemplifies the spirit of community stewardship, academic excellence and accomplishment on the football field. The award will be paid annually in $10,000 increments and requires that the recipient maintain a 2.75 GPA in college and participate in at least two separate community service projects involving at least 24 hours of service.
Tripp was nominated for the award based on his academic scholarship as he has a 4.863 GPA and for his community involvement. He has been involved with several community activities through the Unionville Lions Club, where he recalled his participation in a picnic/concert in the park for blind and visually impaired persons as having had a great impact on him. According to Tripp, “I watched their reactions as they danced to the music in the park. I thought I was helping them, but they were the ones who opened my eyes and taught me that being blind did not limit their ability to enjoy life.”
Tripp will be officially presented with the award at a ceremony on December 8th at The Charlotte Touchdown Club. When asked what the scholarship means to him, Tripp stated, “It means a lot to me and my family to have extra financial support and I am very honored to win the award.”
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 by Donna Helms