Congratulations to Riley Lane and Tessa Holt – our two 8th Annual $1,000 College Scholarship Award winners!
Riley Lane graduated 7th in the class of 2022 at Dover High School. During her time at DHS, Riley was a member of the National Honors Society, World Language Honors Society, Student Ambassadors and the Interact Club where she most recently served as president.
Throughout her elementary and middle school years, Riley participated in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole in Dover. When she aged out of the program, she started volunteering as a junior coach so that she could help inspire girls just as her coaches did for her. What started as a passion for running evolved into something much bigger, as she found that making a positive impact on others was rewarding and powerful. Her experiences coaching and working with children have made her realize a career in education would be as fulfilling as it would be impactful. This coming fall, Riley will attend the University of New Hampshire in the Honors Program where she will pursue a degree in Educational Studies and an accelerated master’s degree. Way to go, Riley!
Tessa Holt graduated as the valedictorian from Sanborn Regional High School and will attend the University of Hartford in the fall. She will be studying Prosthetics and Orthotics in their 5-year accelerated program to get her master’s degree. She was also selected to be a member of LEAD (Leadership Education and Development), which is described as "a leadership development and career readiness training program for undergraduate female students at the University of Hartford." Or as Tessa likes to think of it, a spin-off of sorts to Girls on the Run!
Tessa participated in Girls on the Run during her 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade years at D.J. Bakie School in Kingston. She shared that, “I owe so much to Girls on the Run. I was taught and encouraged to not only be myself, but to be my best self, which is why I wanted to be a junior coach.” Way to go, Tessa!