Each school year, senior academies in the North American Division select a junior or senior student with a strong citizenship record, a personal commitment to witnessing and service, and an overall positive influence on their campus to receive a $500 scholarship, a plaque and an engraved Bible.


Sidney Needles

Sidney is a four-year senior and a caring leader who is highly appreciated by her peers. Sidney preached two-week-long evangelistic meetings during her sophomore and junior years, and helped lead out in a VBS for a primary school in Tanzania during her senior year.

Sidney plans to continue her education at Union College this fall.




Hannah Dow

Hannah is a four-year senior from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She is a class officer and a member of the National Honor Society. She is also involved in campus ministries, choraliers, the praise team, gymnastics, is a concert pianist, tutors, and is even writing and recording her own music album.

Despite her very busy schedule, Hannah is quick to help anyone and everyone in need. She will put in long hours without complaint if it means she can be of help to someone else.



Amanda Sasmita

Amanda brings joy and energy to all she does, and her genuine care for others is evident every day. Amanda served as secretary on the MHA Student Association, was elected Student Association president for the upcoming school year, volunteers at her local church, and sings and plays music for chapels and her church.

In her Real World Learning project, Amanda worked with a classmate to design and implement a tutoring program to help elementary students after school. Her passion to encourage her peers best defines her caring heart.



Savannah Fortney

Savannah has a passion for helping others, and she spent her spring break serving the needs of the orphans in Honduras at the Pan American Orphanage. This coming school year Savannah is going to be the student chaplain, and will work hand-in-hand with Pastor Mic Henton to plan positive, Christ-filled experiences for students on campus.

Savannah was junior class president, and has been a leader on the court as well in both basketball and volleyball.



Naden Norwood

Naden’s winning smile and kind heart have been a positive influence on Midland’s campus for four years. Whether he’s serving hot lunch, studying in the classroom or serving as a deacon at Linwood Boulevard Adventist Temple, Naden demonstrates how to be a servant of God and a friend to man.





Edwin Garcia-Mencia

Edwin is a very polite young man. He is always willing to help when anything needs to be done. He does not discriminate between those who are popular or unpopular, and he treats everyone like a long-time friend.






Jaelyn Pickett

Jaelyn, a junior at Dakota Adventist Academy, hails from Dea Lacs, North Dakota. Jaelyn has demonstrated that selfless acts of service are a blessing to both the giver and the receiver.