2017 - B kind FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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ISHIKA SAXENA - SEWICKLEY ACADEMY - PITTSBURGH, PA

Ishika is a “thoughtful, organized, and inclusive leader who has proven to be an invaluable member and leader in B kind this Year”.  She is described as a ‘humble and kind’ person, who does not seek rewards or recognition for her work at Sewickley Academy. Ishika stands out above her peers, as she clearly demonstrates a genuine commitment to the B kind club and is not involved simply to have another activity for her college application. She sincerely believes in “the power of any act of kindness, small or big, to have a large ripple effect that can shape an entire community.”  She is currently the 2017 B kind club Vice President and is described a s an “intelligent, creative leader… who pushes those around her to think outside of the box”.  Although in her first year at Sewickley Academy, Ishika, through her work with B kind has already “made a visible difference in the school community."

2017 - B kind FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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DEVIN GRITTEN - NORWALK GRASSROOTS TENNIS & EDUCATION - NORWALK, CT

Devin has been described as “an exceptional young man …with outstanding kindness, empathy and leadership.  He is an invaluable example to our younger children, always exhibiting kindness and patience”. Devin credits kindness as one of the key assets that he has used as Captain of Brass for his highschool band, and this senior year he lead the band to the national Finals. Devin is also a Varsity player for the Norwalk High School tennis team.

Devin’s tennis coach describes him best as “a young man whose presence always inspires other because he always looks for the good in people and gives of himself with great generosity.”  Further, Devin’s band director describes him as “a superior young man with strong intellectual capability, moral values and musical skills."

2017 - B kind FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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GEORGE KINGSTON - HOTCHKISS SCHOOL - LAKEVILLE, CT

George Kingston has been described as “one of the kindest people I have ever met”.  His friends describe him as inclusive, caring, charismatic, friendly, positive and tenacious. George’s achievements also extend to being Junior Class President, and numerous academic awards including graduating Cum Laude. However, George is most proud of his school community involvement including being a board member of the Special Olympic Club, head tour guide, directing and acting in school plays and being involved in school sports such as basketball.

2017 - B kind FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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HUNTER LIBMAN - ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL: NEW CANAAN, CT

Hunter Libman was chosen as the St Luke’s B kind scholarship winner because of his “cheerful disposition and ability to make people smile”.  Hunter is described as someone who is known for his inclusive nature, that is, as someone who “engages easily and openly to students across grade levels and he wants to make sure students feel welcomed and cared for”.  Hunter is an active member of the St Luke’s community.  As such, he is a member of a capella group, captain of the lacrosse team, member of the soccer team and active member of Autism Speaks. Hunter’s teachers have described him as “empathetic, genuine and generous."

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2016 - B kind FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

OLIVIA MAO – ST. LUKE’S SCHOOL: NEW CANAAN, CT

The word joy seems inadequate to describe what Olivia brings to any situation of which she is a part. You see her smiling face and you immediately know that what is staring back at you is nothing but full-hearted goodness and that goodness can’t help but rub off on those around her. Olivia genuinely cares about people and her actions show just that. It is not that she feels a moral obligation to help people nor does she feel it is her duty. It is simply in her nature to care for and about others and to be kind. When she asks you how your day is going, she really wants to know. Olivia's basic optimistic spirit leads her to make other people happy. While she can be shy, she will step forward to go the extra mile in bringing her spirit of being kind and inclusive to others. She is empathetic and sensitive and seems to have a deep understanding of the human condition. And she has had plenty of places to spread her joy. She is a pianist, artist, volunteer and camp counselor who enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, running cross country and playing squash.