Sarah Anderson awarded 4-year K of C scholarship Sarah Anderson has been awarded a National Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Scholarship valued at $1,500 per year for up to four years.
Anderson has been accepted and will attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. She was accepted with the distinction of Notre Dame Scholar, indicating that she is in the top 20 percent of accepted students. She has received a grant from Notre Dame valued at $31,100 per year for up to four years.
Anderson was active in German Club, National Honor Society, marching band, marching band color guard (three years), band (four letters/principal flute player senior year), cheerleading (four letters/helped train new cheerleaders), choir (one letter), and was a member of the award-winning Show Choir �Rhythm in Red.�
She is active in the St. Agnes Contemporary Rock Choir, Wildfire, which leads singing at Mass on Sundays throughout the school year, held weekly rehearsals, and has performed for special events in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. Most notably this year, Wildfire was the lead band at a Catholic Youth Rally in Carroll, IA, for area Catholic high school students. Anderson was an altar server at St. Agnes Church for eight years, and a member of St. Agnes Youth Group.
She has been a member of the Jolly Juniorettes 4-H club for nine years and during high school held the offices of president, treasurer (two years), and secretary in her club. She also worked on monthly community service projects with her club. She is also a member of Youth Mission Corp, a group of teens from Nebraska and South Dakota, who traveled to Cortez, CO last summer to paint and clean homes, visit a nursing home, and work in a Bible school.
She recently returned from a YMC trip to New Orleans, LA, where she worked with children in a domestic abuse shelter. Another of Anderson�s interests is crocheting. After completing hats/scarves/blankets for many of her family and friends, she has gone on to make close to 60 hats to be given away through area charities to those in need of a warm hat.
Anderson has received a Freshman Scholarship medal, a Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence from the Governor and Association of School Boards for being at the top of her class, United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, Serra Club Altar Server Award, several 4-H medals, many state and county 4-H purple ribbons, chorus medals, and band medals. She also had the opportunity this year of playing her flute with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band and the USD Quad State Honor Band.
Anderson graduated from Vermillion High School, in 2005, at the top of her class with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 despite taking the most rigorous courses available, and a full seven courses each semester. She also achieved a 33 (out of 36) on her ACT test, scoring a perfect 36 in science. She was also an Honors graduate and a Regents scholar. Sarah is the daughter of Kent and Mary Anderson of Vermillion.