Amanda Corea, a 17-year-old junior from Hagerstown, Md., was awarded the fifth annual Karen Minner Scholarship at HVA’s Alumni Homecoming, Saturday, May 7.
Mandy will serve as president of the Student Asssocation for the 2006-07 school year, having previously been SA vice president. It will also be her third year as a class officer.
She has maintained a high grade-point average at the same time she sings soprano in Highlanders and the Gospel Choir, and plays clarinet in the HVA orchestra as well as the band, Taking Refuge.
Mandy takes her HVA spirit onto the athletic fields and courts too, playing on the Lady Tartans varsity basketball and soccer teams. Her reading tastes extend to mysteries and nonfiction heroic stories
As her senior year at HVA begins in August she will be contemplating her choice of colleges and considering math and music as possible majors.
Mandy was born in Laguna Hills, Calif., to Vladimir and Lynne Corea. Her dad is pastor of the Highland View Academy Church in the Chesapeake Conference and her mom is a guidance counselor for the Washington County, Md., public schools.
She has a 12-year-old sister, Marci, who attends Mount Aetna Seventh-day Adventist School.
“Mandy is an extremely conscientious student and an exceptional leader,” says Jennifer Payne, English teacher at HVA. “We can always count on her to do her best in everything. Her creativity, musical talent, and commitment to her studies, and her integrity, make her an obvious choice for this scholarship.”
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