2015 Scholarship Recipient Update:
One year ago Deena Whitwam was getting ready to graduate from high school and head off to the University of Madison. It was a bittersweet day to say farewell to one of our most dedicated student volunteers, but we are excited to bring you an update from the 2015 Youth Action Hudson Volunteer Scholarship recipient!
We asked Deena how her first year of college has gone and were blown away by all that she has accomplished as a freshman! We are so excited to see what the future has in store for Deena!
"College is going great. UW-Madison has so many amazing opportunities. I was able to serve as one of four Freshman representatives this year on the Student Council, and I've recently been elected to sit on council again as the Business School representative.
I am currently admitted to the business school, but I ultimately want to end up in non-profit, so I am looking forward to seeing what I end up doing! I am involved in Badger Volunteers here, but I am more passionate about the impact I am making lobbying for student interests at the Capitol and registering voters as a Special Registration Deputy.
I am so grateful for what YAH has done to springboard me into community service, and I know that my experience with the organization has and will have an impact on all that I do. Maybe I will start community action organizations for teens one day!"
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