Virginia Oellrich from Tuolumne, California
I am very grateful to receive the Major Lucas Gruenther Summerville high school scholarship. I have been a 4-H member for the past 8 years and have had many amazing experiences through the program. I was very involved in various aspects of high school: I was on the Summerville high tennis team, in the Summerville show choir and have been in many musicals. I was on the Summerville mock trial team and went to compete at state with my fellow faux-attorneys and teammates. However, some of my most rewarding experiences have been on my trips abroad. I have had the honor of going to Israel, Mexico, and Japan to share my faith with others, learn more about different lifestyles and cultures, as well as assist in different communities. It is an honor to receive this scholarship and I hope to spread the message of “Living Like Luc” in my future travels. I plan to continue my education at Columbia College and then transfer to a 4-year school. My long- term career goal is to become a dermatologist and help inspire others along the way.