Daphne McCann's Teacher
I am more than pleased to say a few words for a girl that I have no doubt will accomplish great things… I have known Daphne since she was a young child, and she has always been wonderful to work with. I am in charge of the physical plant operations at the elementary school she attended, and every year I grow tomatoes on the school grounds. She would actually volunteer to help me make salsa and would listen to everything I told her to produce an excellent product! I have noticed that she gives great attention to detail and always does her utmost to create the best thing possible to whatever she puts her hands to! Great personality, always kind, and definitely a high achiever. I can’t think of a better friend, or someone and I would look forward to doing business with as she develops through life… She is “Real” In every sense of the word!
I am more than pleased to write about this wonderful young lady. I have known Daphne since she was a young girl. I had the privilege of being her music teacher up to 4th grade but continued to see her growing with excellent work skills, academic excellence, and amazing athletism. I have seen her to deal with tough situations and always taking the positive attitude to deal with them. She has also become an inspiration and role model for young girls such as my own daughter which she looks up to her. She has become a very dependable and responsible person to the point that I can trust her completely to pick up and care of my own children when needed.
I have no doubt that she will go far in life and will accomplish anything that she sets mind to it.
I am highly recommending Daphne to obtain this scholarship. You will not be disappointed
Daphne is an amazing young lady. She’s an honor student, she has taught her self how to play saxophone, piano, and guitar and she’s in singers, an elite singing group at Lodi Academy. She is a competitive swimmer going to college on a partial swim scholarship. She volunteers her time and gives from her heart. She is genuine and focused and enjoys life with an inner peace that evokes confidence. She is a perfect candidate to represent your scholarship.
Totally solid student leader who is eager to get involved and share in joy! She’s great at making people feel comfortable and is engaging. Solid listener but has a solid opinion backed by solid ideals and morals. If I needed someone on my team for a large event that needs someone to coordinate individuals and organize logistics I would want Daphne on it because I know she’s got the mental tools and capacity to get it done!
Daphne has impressed me with her perseverance and commitment in sticking to tasks and learning skills. She is also funny and good with people. She can talk to and interact with people of all ages. She is a high quality individual.
Daphne is an amazing young lady and she impresses me everyday. As a competitive swimmer she has developed a deep sense of self motivation both in and out of the pool. She has wisdom and emotional intelligence beyond her years. She sets a high bar for herself and does not give into peer pressure. She is “real” in every sense of the word. Daphne is a member of the National Honor Society, she has served as a Student Association leader since sophomore year, she plays guitar on praise team at her school and church, as well as volunteered her time on mission trips in several countries including Belize, Thailand, and Greece. As a 4th grader she had the opportunity on a mission trip to witness eye surgeries and was hooked on providing help to those in need. Just recently she volunteered to be a leader for a spiritual retreat for high school freshmen and sophomores hosted by the Northern California Seventh-Day Adventist. Daphne also co-founded Five Team Farms with four of her other friends as a way to earn funds to pay for her East Coast History trip. In the near future, she plays to swim and compete at the college level and go into the medical field and become a sports medicine physician.
Daphne is a bright and beautiful young lady with a gentle and vivacious spirit. She excels at all she does and thrives in leadership roles. She is unique and driven academically as well as in sports, swimming competitively for many years. She cares deeply about others and the world around her and strives to make a difference. I recommend her without reservation!
The first time I met Daphne she stood out as a person beyond her years and with tremendous potential to make this world a better place to live. She has a winsome smile that reflects a heart that spills over with kindness and goodness. Daphne is a goal-oriented ambitious young lady who operates at a consistently high functional level and has shown a commitment to excellence in each of the major dimensions of life--spiritual, mental, physical, and social. Daphne shows solid character through her honest, compassionate, humorous, dedicated way of life and she shows great promise as a leader moving forward in whatever endeavors she takes on. Thank you so much for offering this scholarship. No doubt it will be a difficult decision. My highest recommendation is for Daphne McCann.
What can I saw about Daphne, I cant just put it in one word. She is smart, caring and dedicated to things she commits to. She doesn't give up and willing to reach out to for when needed, she helps other when they appear to need help. She passionate with things she cares about. She is easy to get along with and picks things up quickly making it easy for her to things done without being asked.
Daphne is a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. She approaches everyone with kindness and positive attitude. She is very hardworking and excels at anything she sets her mind on. She will continue to do great things!
I have know Daphne sonce she was born and have seen her grow into the young lady she is today. She has accomplished so much from farming and making the best pickles to master her skills as a strong swimmer.. Because of her strong work ethics, I know she will be a great and well deserving candidate. Please consider her for your top pick.
Daphne is very creative. She’s able to learn complex skills on her own and turn something into a beautiful creation. She’s also very kind and generous. She has many of her things to my daughters because she found out they liked something she had. Daphne can be shy, but still knows when speak up and stand up to make herself known. I am very confident that the field she chooses to study, she will do it with excellence and determination. When she wants to accomplish something, she will make sure it is done well. Any program and college will benefit from her all her amazing academic skills and her kindness and generosity towards people she meets.
I am very happy to give a great recommendation for Daphne. I have known her pretty much her entire life and was her youth pastor for many years. She is a dedicated hard-working spiritual person who loves helping others. She’s a great worker on mission trips and other activities. Great communicator and volunteer and just an amazing all-around person who will absolutely go far in life. I give her top recommendation for the scholarship.
Scott R Ward
Assistant Professor of Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality, Andrews University
I have known Daphne and her lovely family before she was even born. She is a wonderful hardworking young lady. She’s worked many years to grow produce with her high school friends to fundraise. We’ve had many deliveries and enjoy it every summer. She’s also an incredible swimmer and has been dedicated to her sport, receiving many awards. I want to add that I’ve appreciate the help she’s given to us with our aging dog Bella throughout the years when we’ve wanted to vacation. She showed her such compassion and kindness and it has not been forgotten. Daphne is a wonderful candidate and she has my vote.
I have known Daphne her whole life. If have been such a privileged to watch her grown into the amazing woman that she is today. Not only is she a great person with a big heart, she is musically and artistically talented, a hard worker. When faces with challenges and adversity, she has the ability to step back and look at the big picture. She is her own person.
She possesses many great talents and skills. I have been impressed with the project she, along with 4 other classmates took on at Five Teen Farms to raise funds for trips that she would take during her high school years at Lodi Academy. Not only does she work hard to do well at her classes, she has also involved herself in extra curricular activities like being a part of the Praise Band at her school and church. She is a competitive swimmer which is now assisting her to get into college. She is a leader in her own right, from being a class officer, student association leader and in her circle of friends. She also has done lots of volunteering and been on several mission trips around the world. As if these attributes are not enough, she also is gifted in scrapbooking and her beautiful creative writing, but it also a master in the kitchen. Oh, I must not forget that she is also into off-roading. You will find that she is a well rounded person. (She could be a princess but not afraid to get down-right dirty.)
Daphne well deserved being nominated for this award. Whatever she chooses to do in life, I know that she will do it well. It will be done to the best of her ability. She will tackle and challenge that comes her way and overcome. In the process of all that, she will bring a smile and a caring heart to those who encounter her along the way. She is such a beautiful soul. I believe that Daphne would be a worthy recipient of this award. You will be so proud of her as many of us are.
Daphne is my sister and I appreciate so many things about her. I am excited about this opportunity for her. Daphne has many great qualities many listed by the other commentators above. I want to speak to her character. She is a quiet soul with such a kind heart. As a family, we had the opportunity to be part of a Medical and Construction Mission Trip to Belize. When Daphne found out that we were going to be constructing a kitchen at an elementary school she wanted to do something for the kids there. Daphne, a 4th grader herself at the time, had just learned how to make octopus toys from yarn and she decided to make as many as possible before we left. She even asked for yarn donations from the church. She was able to make over 60 octopuses in all different colors and was able to give one to each of the 3rd and 4th graders at that school in Belize. She was so humbled when she found out that most of them do not have toys and each student carried those octopus toys everyday we were there. I believe this shows the heart that she has and shows to others everyday!
Daphne is a Sweet, kind hearted young lady. She has an infectious smile and attitude, you can’t help but feel happy when your around her! Daphne is a hard worker in many aspects of her life. One area for me in particular is when she came and did lifeguarding at my home, showing up when I asked her and being extremely responsible for all the kids she was watching. Daphne is well deserving of this nomination!
It is a pleasure to highly recommend Daphne McCann as a candidate for your scholarship. Daphne has been a student of mine for the past 4 years and is presently in my Physics and Precalculus classes. Daphne is soft spoken in nature, kind, respectful, and one of the most goal oriented, hard working students. This hard work ethic is seen in everything she approaches whether it be taking the hardest elective courses available, managing an overloaded schedule of community service, mission work, leadership at school, and competitive swimming. I’m amazed at the level of discipline she has to attend 1-2 hour daily swim practice sessions to compete at venues such as California Gold Junior Olympics and yet maintain involvement in so many areas. Along with four of her classmates she created a fundraising idea to raise and sell organic vegetables to help pay for school trip expenses called Five Teen Farms. It has been a successful endeavor stimulating young entrepreneurs in the making while providing delicious, fresh produce to the community. I admire Daphne’s ability to have a vision, navigate her life with grace, wisdom, and integrity, and not be afraid to work hard to reach her goals. We are grateful for organizations like you who support our families in valuing higher education and being part of supporting students with great potential to give back through their endeavors. Daphne is such a student, one of excellence, and a wonderful candidate for your scholarship.
Daphne is a wonderful young lady. Having attended school with my son since kindergarten, I have had the opportunity to see Daphne grow. Her goals and accomplishments are a testament to who she is. Not long ago, I was discussing with her future goals concerning her post high school education. I was amazed at her maturity and focus. I have no doubt that she will achieve whatever it is that she sets out to do. I also think that she will do it in style. Her commitment to bettering herself and those around her has brought her far and will continue to drive her to find the best path. I hope that you sincerely consider Daphne for this scholarship - you won’t be disappointed.
Daphne is a great student that is committed to serve others. She has a strong work ethic and is committed to excellence. It is my pleasure to recommend her for your scholarship.
Often, a young person excels in a specific area and deserves accolades. I am hard-pressed to narrow down the areas in which Daphne excels. In fact, it seems to me that Daphne is the very definition of a life-long learner because she is constantly challenging herself in new avenues, expanding her skills, and excelling in all areas of her life. She is dedicated, driven, creative, caring, and fun-loving. She is the kind of kid parents dream of and peers want to be around.
Daphne is an amazing young lady. I have know Daphne now for about four years and have seen so much growth in her. She is one of the most hardworking young people I have seen. She excels in academics and has been committed to a swim team at least as long as I’ve known her. She is always at practice and swim meets. She recently achieved a swim goal she had been trying to achieve for a few years now. Daphne is also committed to her family and her faith. She is a leader in her school and at church. She helps lead out in music, youth group activities and church services. Daphne has a bright future as she enters into her college years. She is a great candidate as she exemplifies qualities of a great leader and a person that is in good standing in her school, community and her local church.
This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a senior in high school in San Joaquin County for the 2022 graduating year. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Nominations must be successfully uploaded to the entry page by midnight on March 20, 2022.
To be considered for the scholarship, all students must be nominated by a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, pastor, or youth leader (immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to submit nominations). Nominations will be posted on the contest website and receive community feedback during the period from March 21 - April 10, 2022.
One scholarship winner will be chosen by Brookside Optometric Group doctors based on their nomination and community feedback. The scholarship and funds will be presented to the winner in person in early May 2022 — the exact date to be determined by the winner.
Brookside Optometric Group doctors are committed to you and your eye health, and to the community we share. From college scholarship contests like this one to medical mission trips around the globe, we believe in giving back and making a difference.
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