Dream to Succeed Scholarship
Dream to Succeed Inaugural Scholarship Awards Dinner
We are so pleased we were recently able to host our first ever Scholarship Awards Dinner for students that participate in our Dream to Succeed program! Six high school students, one from West Bend and five from Hartford, received scholarships that they can use at any 2 or 4 year college of their choice.
We thank our amazing staff, scholarship committee, Board of Directors, and volunteers for putting together a wonderful event! We are so proud of these students and are excited to see what they will accomplish after high school graduation! We also thank those who have donated to the Dream to Succeed program and scholarship fund, and specifically thank the United Way of Washington County and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for their current program funding!
Santiago Cardenas Delgado will graduate from West Bend High School. He was a member of the Drama club and the various musical shows. Santiago participated in a variety of clubs and activities including Forensics, Interact, Youth Impact Club, Skills USA, and German Club. His most memorable high school experience was traveling to Germany to be part of the Heppenheim exchange program.
Santiago plans on attending UW-Milwaukee in the fall. He wants to major in Biomedical Engineering. His goal is to eventually make prosthetics out of recycled material to help both people and the environment.
Vanessa Almeda will graduate from Hartford Union High School. During her time in high school she was a member of the volleyball team her Freshman year and Day of Service Freshman to Junior year. As a McDonald's associate, she was Employee of the Month SIX times, and a swing manager. She has also volunteered for Casa at our CARE-a-oke fundraiser.
Vanessa is attending UW-Milwaukee at Washington County to pursue a career in Social Work. She loves working with kids and wants to make a difference in their lives, especially kids who really need it.
Camila Ewing will graduate from Hartford Union High School. During her time at HUHS, she has been part of the Girls' Tennis team, Skills USA, and co-president of Model United Nations. Academically, she is in the National Honors Society and HUHS Honor Roll all eight semesters at school. Camila has also volunteered with Casa Guadalupe and the Washington County Humane Society.
Camila's future plan is to attend Kansas State University in the College of Architecture. Her goal is to earn her Master's degree in architecture at KSU with a minor in interior design. She has a true passion for art and architecture and desires to become a licensed architect.
Vanessa Rincon will graduate from Hartford Union High School. In addition to being diligent in her academic studies, she also works full-time at Cousin's Subs in Hartford. It's fitting because she enjoys meeting new faces.
Vanessa is attending Bryant and Stratton College at Bayshore. She will pursue a career in nursing. Her hope is that by becoming a nurse, she can help those in need. Vanessa loves assisting anyone in need of attention and helping people is her goal.
Jessica Torres Martinez will graduate from Hartford Union High School. She has been in the Dream to Succeed program at her high school for the last three years. Jessica loves to help others and spend time with family.
Currently, Jessica is undecided in the major she wants to pursue at UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha County. However, her dream is to eventually transfer to a four year university to finish out her major. She desires to have a better life for her future.
Nancy Torres Martinez will graduate from Hartford Union High School. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and helping others. For the last three years, Nancy has been in the Dream to Succeed program.
Nancy plans to attend UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha County and is undecided as her major. Her goal is to graduate from her major and inspire other Hispanics to go to college to pursue a major that interests them. After her college graduation, Nancy plans to get a job within her major field and also give back to her parents, who have supported her through everything she has accomplished so far.