Sierra VanSuch, 2012-13 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

We are excited to announce that Sierra VanSuch is our fund’s second recipient of a four-year scholarship to The Out-of-Door Academy.

Sierra is heavily involved in her community and possesses many wonderful qualities and talents. She is an A student, she is actively involved with area science programs, and she enjoys and plays tennis, volleyball and basketball, and plays the clarinet. She also earned the highest score of any incoming 9th grader on the SSAT. In terms of community service, she has given many hours of service with the community:
  • Started and headed up Helping Hands, a community service group with friends and their parents helping various organizations and charities locally and globally
  • Every other Monday helps pack food for the Warren Backpack Program to help feed the hungry
  • Nominated by heads of school and attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference two years in a row in Washington, DC and Boston and will attend the National Young Leaders State Conference in Ft Lauderdale this summer.
  • Sierra has donated her hair to Locks of Love at least five times.

The Out-of-Door Academy

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LOWER SCHOOL |  Lower School Campus on Clark Road  |  Pre-K – Grade 1
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  |  Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch  |  Grades 6 – 8 |  Grades 9 – 12
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