NAC Senior, Katrina Linden, Wins the Heid Scholarship
The NAC is pleased to announce that NAC senior, Katrina Linden, recently won the Heid Scholarship. She is the third NAC student in four years to win the prestigious award.
A NAC student since her freshman year in high school, Katrina credits the NAC (in addition to her teachers, counselors, family, and friends) for helping her become the stellar student she is today: “Coming to the NAC definitely helped me develop a lot of different skills; I learned early on that getting good grades and being involved in my community opens up a lot of doors for the future, like this scholarship!”
Katrina first heard about the Heid Scholarship during her freshman year when 2009 NAC Alum, Julio Cruz, won the award. Julio’s success inspired Katrina, and she said winning the scholarship “has always just been one of my goals throughout high school.”
The scholarship asks for community involvement, financial records, transcripts, and an essay about future goals. The finalists are then interviewed before a winner is chosen. According to Katrina, “The final decision took about a week. During 1st period I received a call slip from counseling and when I arrived, my family, two family friends, my counselors, Key Club adviser, and the Heid family was there to greet me! From there I figured out what was happening.”
In the fall, Katrina plans to attend the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.