Vigil Bullying Prevention Scholarship
Recipient: Catherine Houska
Award Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Description: You have just been sworn into office and take your seat as the Governor of New Mexico. On the agenda: Bullying. According to DoSomething.Org, over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. What is your platform on the issue of bullying? Describe your approach, including a budget, plans for general education, and awareness. What is your total cost to complete your goal to overcome the bullying epidemic? How would you ensure your efforts would work to prohibit bullying today and in the future? How would you measure the success of your program?
Click here to read Catherine's essay.
College: University of New Mexico
Dream Job: "I kind of already have my dream job. I make theatre, that is, I perform, produce, teach, and study it. I would love to teach more often, and I would love to actually make a living at it. I guess that's the 'dream' part, And that's why I am back in school!"
Hero: "My parents. All three of them. My mom Brenda, my step-dad Bobby, and my dad Jeff, who passed away in 2002. I don't have any children and yet sometimes I can let myself get stressed out with "all the things I have to do." I always try to remember my parents and how hard they worked while raising us. The only reason I have the privilege to be so "busy" all the time (with wonderful stuff, I might add) is that they all worked super hard to provide a life for me and my siblings that would let us be whatever and whoever we wanted. "