Right C3 is excited to announce that the Third Prize winner of our Senior Survey Scholarship Contest is Elena Heins. She is a determined and kind person working toward becoming a veterinarian. Soon she will begin college at Colorado State University. This college stood out to her because of their outreach, the activities on-campus, and their welcoming attitude. They also are part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, which provided her with a tuition discount. She is excited about meeting new people, being more on her own, and living in a new state!
Elena has wanted to work with animals for a long time. Since she was eight years old, she has focused her attention on becoming a vet. She took extra classes in high school and even worked at a ranch during high school. This job was very influential for her journey. She shared with us that at one point a porcupine on the ranch was hurt. It was so rewarding for Elena seeing it come back to full health with help from medical professionals. This confirmed her career goal that she wanted to be part of making animals well again.
In high school Elena was involved in several sports such as volleyball, track, field hockey, and lacrosse. This was a big part of her high school time being part of different teams. She also participated in the Health Pathway club, which was helpful in her professional pursuits. This group was comprised of students seeking to work in the medical field. It meant taking certain classes and going on special field trips to learn more about the field.
She appreciated the Right C3 service and how it helped her stay organized as she began her senior year. Right C3 helped her with her college research as well as the tutoring services. She told us it was good to contact coaches and get feedback about financial aid matters.
With this scholarship she will receive $250 to help with her college expenses. Elena always tries her best and her effort really shows! We wish her the best of luck as she continues on her educational journey!