Runner-Up: JENNIFER C. $2,000 Cash Award

Jennifer will complete her Bachelor of Arts degree at Meredith College this spring with a double major in criminology and sociology. She will begin her career in the field of law as a paralegal.

A single mother to three boys, Jennifer has faced challenges of poverty, time constraints, and stress in regard to balancing her role as a parent with going to school while working to provide for her family and pay her education expenses.

Positive social change is Jennifer’s life and career goal. Jennifer is changing the world in the present moment by teaching her sons about social justice, our evolving legal system, and respect for all.