Colby Sawyer Progressive Scholarship Recipient: Kenia Maldonado

Senior Kenia Maldonado poses for a picture. Photo by Megan Downer.
Senior Kenia Maldonado poses for a picture. Photo by Megan Downer.

What inspired you to apply for this scholarship?

“I knew that I wanted to keep my options open so I decided to give this scholarship a try since my guidance counselor really encouraged me to do so.”

How did you react when learning that you received the scholarship?

“When I found out that I had received the Progressive Scholarship I was ecstatic, I couldn’t believe that out of everyone who applied I was one of those chosen.”

What excites you about going off to college?

“Going into college I’m excited about learning to become self sufficient and independent. The new environment I will be in is also very exciting since I will have the opportunity to learn new things.”

Are there any clubs, sports or activities you plan on joining in college?

“I still haven’t decided if I want to start playing soccer again in college but i’m definitely thinking about it.”

Are you nervous about being away from family?

“I am definitely a little nervous about being away from family but if I do end up choosing Colby-Sawyer I would only be 2 hours away.”

Do you have any friends attending college here too?

“I know some people that attended Malden High last year that go to Colby-Sawyer now.”

What inspired you to consider attending this college?

“I’m not entirely sure that I will be choosing this school but it’s a very high possibility. The campus is beautiful and they have a lot of great and fun activities to do there.”

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