I received confirmation this afternoon that I was not chosen for the next round of competition in regards to my scholarship. I still retain all the accolades and rewards I have earned so far but will not be sent to Washington D.C. for further contention.
Below is a copy of the letter sent to me via email:
Dear Kristi,Thank you for participating in the 2008 All-USA Academic Team competition. Your commitment to academic excellence and community service that earned you this nomination is commendable. Unfortunately, due to the limited number of positions on the All-USA Academic Team, your nomination was not selected. Nearly 1,600 nominations were received this year, each of which represented the top 99th percentile of their sponsoring two-year institution. For your participation in the 2008 All-USA Academic Team competition, we are pleased to present you with a certificate of recognition. This certificate will be mailed directly to your college president for his or her signature in April.…
Matthew found these in the car this afternoon. We were each given an ID badge to be worn during the banquet. My ID badge has attached a blue ribbon stating that I am on the "Second Team". All of the candidates in Arizona were divided into three groups, First Team, Second Team, and Third Team. First Team received an extra $1000, Second Team an extra $750, and Third Team $500 from their community college. My additional money should hopefully pay for 1-2 semesters of books!
Each attendee was given a page from the East Valley Tribune (a Phoenix newspaper) in which there was a one page spread on the scholarship winners: I have extras of these if anyone wants one (although I don't know why you would).
This was published through @ Pima News, a weekly publication for Pima Community College Employees. My Chemistry teacher was nice enough to print me off a copy. I had no idea that I had made it to the second team and what that means I also still don't know. I have heard that it may involve more money and a medal.
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