Balfour Announces Winners of $5,000 in Scholarships

Balfour’s American Samaritan Award winners, Sarah Jennings of Harrisonburg High School (Harrisonburg, VA) and Sanna Apolskis of Tomball Memorial High School (Tomball, TX) are presented with their $2,500 scholarships.

Balfour is honored to announce the two National Winners of its American Samaritan competition held nationwide during the 2016-2017 school year.

The winner of each division received a check for $2,500, and a commemorative plaque; honoring their achievement in creating, developing and implementing a humanitarian project.

Sarah Jennings of Harrisonburg High School, takes home the scholarship for the Junior-Senior division.

The winner of the Junior-Senior Division is Sarah Jennings, of Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Presenting her check and plaque to her were her Balfour Yearbook Sales Representatives, Scott and Tami Stalcup, of Virginia.

“We told Sarah that Scott and I were there to present the Yearbook Yearbook Best award,” Tami Stalcup, Balfour representative said. “She was extremely surprised when Scott walked in with a super-sized check for $2,500.”

“Sarah is a very special yearbook editor who has been dedicated and committed to the yearbook, attending camp, JEA and CSPA,” Scott Stalcup, Balfour representative said. “But most importantly, she is kind, compassionate, and has a big heart.”

Tomball Memorial High School’s Sanna Apolskis is presented her scholarship check by Balfour representative Mary Beth McIver. Apolskis is the winner of the Freshman-Sophomore Division of Balfour’s American Samaritan Award.

Sanna Apolskis was surprised and delighted by the news of her scholarship winnings.

The winner of the Freshman-Sophomore Division is Sanna Apolskis, of Tomball Memorial High School, Tomball, Texas.  Presenting her check and plaque was Balfour Yearbook Sales Representative, Mary Beth McIver of Texas.

“Sanna’s parents told me she had been checking the website for weeks to see if she had won,” McIver said. “Her family came to the school for the surprise presentation, and when she saw my Balfour name badge, her face just lit up!”

Balfour’s American Samaritan is a recognition program that honors outstanding humanitarian accomplishments by students nationwide.  Every day, students across the United States exhibit extraordinary contributions by reaching out to help those in need.  Balfour is pleased to honor Sarah Jennings and Sanna Apolskis for their humanitarian efforts and achievement.

Congratulations Sarah and Sanna!