Wednesday, December 16, 2015

TTC Future Alumni Essay Contest Winners

The Trident Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Fall Future Alumni Essay Contest, which was open to all current students. Students were asked to share what TTC has done to assist them with their goals; their plans immediately after TTC and what they will do to help the college and future students after leaving. More than 150 submissions were received and judged by a panel of volunteers. 

L-R: Steven Henneberry, Sonia Cline, Megan Olivia Hernandez,
Terry A. Beyer and Kalyn Judkins
Megan Olivia Hernandez, who won first place in the contest, received a check for $1,000 from the TTC Foundation. 

Megan, who is enrolled in the cosmetology program at TTC, wrote about the challenges of being a military wife: "I will not complain of the hardships because I truly see this life as a privilege. Nonetheless, it is all too common for a military wife to lose herself." 

Megan plans to help other military wives see the importance of finding their own identities and point them in the direction of TTC: "I consider myself an unofficial ambassador for Trident Tech in a community that often does not think about college as an option."

Runners up, who received $500 each, were Steven Henneberry, Sonia Cline, Terry Beyer and Kalyn Judkins

Essays were read and scored by at least 3 different judges, consisting of alumni, volunteers and friends of the college. Their scores were based on spelling, grammar, organization and how effectively they describe their college experience, plans for after graduation and how the intend to give back to the college and/or the community. 

"We want them to be able to draw a clear connection between their personal experience and giving to others, but do in an authentic, believable and passionate voice," says Steve Price, chair of the TTC Foundation Board Alumni Relations Committee.  "I believe our winners hit the mark and we are very proud of them." 

Congratulations to all winners! 

The next essay contest will be held during the month of October 2016.  

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