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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.

2016 - B kind Foundation Scholarship Reward Recipient

LAKSHMI AMIN- SEWICKLEY ACADEMY: SEWICKLEY, PA

Lakshmi is a rising senior at Sewickley Academy who consistently demonstrates a kind, inclusive and gracious nature. She was born in Pittsburgh but resides in Ohio as well. She enjoys soccer and softball and is respected by her teammates. In addition, Lakshmi is involved in multiple clubs: Girl Up Club, Young Democrats Club, Indian Culture club and signs up for the Cross Age Tutoring club.  She has played piano for 10 years and the flute for 8 years and loves art. She regularly volunteers at the Masonic Village club (for seniors citizens) and supports students in the challenging Mathcounts. Lakshmi is an avid reader who enjoys the classics and will lean towards the humanities in college.  She has always been an outstanding student who consistently achieves high honors in challenging courses. She is a consistent role model who looks out for the younger students in our community.  She demonstrates the character and compassion that embodies the B kind mission.

Lakshmi is a rising senior at Sewickley Academy who consistently demonstrates a kind, inclusive and gracious nature.

She was born in Pittsburgh but resides in Ohio as well.

She enjoys soccer and softball and is respected by her teammates.

In addition, Lakshmi is involved in multiple clubs: Girl Up Club, Young Democrats Club, Indian Culture club and signs up for the Cross Age Tutoring club.  She has played piano for 10 years and the flute for 8 years and loves art.

She regularly volunteers at the Masonic Village club (for seniors citizens) and supports students in the challenging Mathcounts.

Lakshmi is an avid reader who enjoys the classics and will lean towards the humanities in college.  She has always been an outstanding student who consistently achieves high honors in challenging courses. She is a consistent role model who looks out for the younger students in our community.  She demonstrates the character and compassion that embodies the B kind mission.

2016 - B kind Foundation Scholarship Reward Recipient

MELANY RODRIGUEZ – SACRED HEART SCHOOL: BRONX,NY.

Melany showed an eagerness to engage in the club activities – from writing Christmas cards to individuals at a local elderly home, to participating in kindness challenges outside the classroom – while maintaining a genuinely kind disposition. Melany was sincere in her efforts to help her mentees in various club activities throughout the year. Though soft-spoken at times, she led by example in her acts of kindness both in and out of the classroom.  She participated often and the younger students felt comfortable asking her for help.  When there were more mentees than mentors, Melany gladly took on the task of partnering with multiple younger students for club activities. She was focused on completing the tasks given to her regardless of their size or difficulty, and truly comprehended the importance of them. She showed an impressive level of enthusiasm in the club meetings and was an outstanding ambassador to the B kind Club and what it stands for.

Melany showed an eagerness to engage in the club activities – from writing Christmas cards to individuals at a local elderly home, to participating in kindness challenges outside the classroom – while maintaining a genuinely kind disposition.

Melany was sincere in her efforts to help her mentees in various club activities throughout the year. Though soft-spoken at times, she led by example in her acts of kindness both in and out of the classroom.  She participated often and the younger students felt comfortable asking her for help.  When there were more mentees than mentors, Melany gladly took on the task of partnering with multiple younger students for club activities. She was focused on completing the tasks given to her regardless of their size or difficulty, and truly comprehended the importance of them. She showed an impressive level of enthusiasm in the club meetings and was an outstanding ambassador to the B kind Club and what it stands for.

2016 - B kind Foundation Scholarship Reward Recipient

JULIA CHEN - HOTCHKISS SCHOOL: LAKEVILLE, CT

Julia is extroverted, energetic, and approachable. As a head of the school spirit society, a dorm Proctor, and a human development teaching assistant, she often interacts with everyone in the community.  Julia never hesitates to start a conversation with someone new. She smiles at everyone in the hallways and makes efforts to organize events where everyone can be included. 

Julia is extroverted, energetic, and approachable. As a head of the school spirit society, a dorm Proctor, and a human development teaching assistant, she often interacts with everyone in the community.  Julia never hesitates to start a conversation with someone new. She smiles at everyone in the hallways and makes efforts to organize events where everyone can be included. 

2016 - B kind Foundation Scholarship Reward Recipient

ALYAH FRESNEL – NORWALK GRASSROOTS TENNIS: NORWALK, CT

Alyah is a leader at Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education.  She has a keen knowledge of others and their challenges as tennis players, junior coaches, teammates, students and citizens.  As a NGTE coach she helps other coaches with their students by sharing successful teaching methods.  As a competitor and teammate, she plays to win but is humble in defeat and in victory appropriately respects the efforts of her competitor.  As a student, Alyah is open about her own challenges and shares those challenges with her peers so to make them comfortable in speaking about their own challenges.  Alyah plans to study business next year in college and wants to promote a community mission to help those who are under resourced.  She wants to create an understanding of the different experiences of the poor to build a better community.  Her gift of kindness comes in the form of honest companionship, attention to the needs of others, encouragement to younger children and inspiring words and deeds for the adults in her life.

Alyah is a leader at Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education.  She has a keen knowledge of others and their challenges as tennis players, junior coaches, teammates, students and citizens.  As a NGTE coach she helps other coaches with their students by sharing successful teaching methods.  As a competitor and teammate, she plays to win but is humble in defeat and in victory appropriately respects the efforts of her competitor.  As a student, Alyah is open about her own challenges and shares those challenges with her peers so to make them comfortable in speaking about their own challenges. 

Alyah plans to study business next year in college and wants to promote a community mission to help those who are under resourced.  She wants to create an understanding of the different experiences of the poor to build a better community.  Her gift of kindness comes in the form of honest companionship, attention to the needs of others, encouragement to younger children and inspiring words and deeds for the adults in her life.