When Principal Kim Oliver of Denmark unveiled a banner announcing the scholarship, many students cheered Martinez, who was standing there looking surprised.
The Danish senior’s mother and younger brother came out from behind the bleachers, ran across the gym floor, and hugged the two of them.
“I really appreciate this,” Martinez told Forsyth County News. “I never really expected to get $40,000. [in scholarship funds]I couldn’t have expected so much. “
Martinez said he would like to use the scholarship to attend Georgia State University and study international relations and business. Ultimately, she also says she wants to pursue a master’s degree to further her future career opportunities.
Before concluding the conference, Maloney reminded the bevy of students that scholarships can be obtained through the College Board simply by searching for colleges and universities through the BigFuture program found online at www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org. rice field.
The organization will award a $500 monthly scholarship and two $40,000 scholarships to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who sign in and attend.
“in the meantime [Martinez] I was looking for scholarships and opportunities to help pay for my higher education, and I won a $40,000 scholarship,” Maloney said. “So what I’m saying is, you guys have the opportunity to do that.”