Khelsea Bauer, 17, a junior from Myersville, Md., has been chosen to receive the Ninth Annual Karen Minner Scholarship.
She has served as secretary-treasurer of this year's junior class; sings in the Highlanders select choir; and plays violin in the string quartet. She is also concertmistress of the Hood College Symphony Orchestra.
"Khelsea is impressive in everything she does," says HVA teacher, Jennifer Payne. "She presents herself with a polish that is almost professional, she takes her studies seriously, and yet she has such a fun-loving spirit."
Outside her student life and her job in HVA's registrar's office, Khelsea loves to travel the world, especially Latin America, and reads widely, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and other classic authors. Among her most recent reads was The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Khelsea plans to major in international business when she attends college and hopes to combine that interest with her Spanish skills in a career.
She is the daughter of Lt. Col (ret.) Paul Bauer, who continues his work with manpower issues as a civilian at the Pentagon, and Celinda Bauer, who teaches foreign languages at HVA. Her older sister, Kyly, received this scholarship two years ago. She now attends Andrews University.
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