Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship
The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization has been a voice for our American military veterans for more than a century and is the nation’s oldest veterans’ group. Its mission is to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans’ service, community service and a strong national defense. To American and the world, the letters VFW symbolize volunteerism and community service. Annually, VFW members contribute more than 13 million hours of volunteerism in the community and provide $2.5 million in college scholarships. VFW Post 5412 has exemplified its commitment to these purposes by making annul contributions to the Mountain View Scholarship Program. Representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5412, Burke, VA , the scholarship is presented by Tom Troy.
Nick Fugate did not want to come to Mountain View but we are all glad he did. At Mountain View, he quietly succeeded. He attended class consistently, turned in superior work with little fanfare and drama, and built connections with students and faculty. He did whatever anyone asked of him and he connected with his teachers. In other words, he “bought in” to Mt. View. A large part of the buy-in was learning executive functioning skills, which he credits with teaching him how to think, how to go about his work, and how set up a plan to approach a task. This knowledge, coupled with his quiet determined manner convinced his teachers that Nick has the potential to make an impact on his community by improving his life and the lives of those that surround him. Congratulations Nick.
Corey Day worked hard at Mountain View. Corey’s kind and gentle demeanor have endeared him to the faculty and fellow students here. He came to Mountain View to find a new way of learning. Here he could work at his own pace, redo assignments, and stay on a concept until he finally understood it. In one of his scholarship recommendations, a teacher wrote, “Corey’s strengths lie in his self-awareness about his thinking and learning as well as about his demeanor…Corey is disciplined, both in the classroom and out, which complemented by his willingness to attack things that are challenging will help him be successful in whatever he chooses to do after graduation.” Instead of wondering if he would finish high school, Corey is graduating early; and he has earned a scholarship to help him meet his goal of becoming an engineer. The VFW Post 5412 is pleased to present Corey with this scholarship in honor of all veterans of the US Armed Forces, including both of Corey’s parents.