Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization, has announce its second annual Luminari Award Scholars who will receive a scholarship worth more than $1,200 for admission to Luminari's I Want To Be an Ambassador! camp in June.
Honored with the 2013 scholarships were Samantha Mackey of Chartiers Valley Middle School, Nathan Bindseil of Central Catholic High School, Shannon Kim of Fox Chapel Area High School, Abigail Eberts of Moon Area High School, Sophie Belch of Riverview High School and Troy Miles of Propel Braddock Hills High School.
Luminari Award Scholars must demonstrate motivation, openmindedness, and the willingness to learn and be inspired by "out-of-the-box" activities. Each award scholar must be in good standing at his or her respective school and display excellent personal and academic qualities.
The Luminari Award was developed as a merit-based scholarship. The program, open to participation by all schools in the Pittsburgh region, encourages educators to be directly involved in introducing the competition to all students in grades 7 through 11 during the school year, and to oversee the successful completion of at least six student applications.
"We have two goals for the Luminari Award," said Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari founder and president. "One goal is to reward students for their noteworthy personal and academic qualities, and the second is to honor the dynamic schools and inspiring teachers who support these students."
The I Want To Be an Ambassador! camp focuses on the art and skills of diplomacy.
For more information about the Luminari Award Scholars program and the "I Want to be an Ambassador!" camp, contact Jill Campbell at 412-877-1888 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Luminari at www.Luminari.org. First Published March 11, 2013 12:00 AM