Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby couldn’t have described it better when talking about the scholarships the college awarded to two Bethlehem high school students: “This is our investment in the future.”
This year marked the third year of the annual awarding of the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) Superintendent’s Scholarship. Moravian College partners with the district to give one four-year full-tuition scholarship each to a student from Freedom and Liberty High Schools. The students must have demonstrated prowess in the classroom, overcome obstacles, found passion and purpose, and have a compelling life story, says Superintendent Joseph J. Roy.
Jaequan Swint, a senior at Freedom, and Angelica Bennett of Liberty were honored at receptions on March 13. As part of the application process, they had to write essays describing a significant challenge or experience, their response, and what they learned. Excerpts from those essays are included in their stories below.