I just want to give you and RAPSA the biggest thank you ever. I was so discouraged to even apply for college because I didn’t think it was a possibility for me to attend because of financial issues. When Mr. Barke came to me with the nomination for the Courage Award, I wasn’t going to do it because I didn’t think someone like me mattered. When he played me the voicemail that I was the recipient I cried. Just to know there is an organization dedicated to helping students like me. When I gave my speech is a day I’ll never forget. Like to see the room full of people, and they were proud of me. The whole experience was amazing, and I’m so grateful. I really cannot thank all of you enough, you guys helped make my dreams come true. I hope this isn’t the end of communication between RAPSA and I. I know I’ll definitely be checking to see the winner of next year.
We will again invite nominations for awards this year. If you or your organization would like to contribute to the RAPSA scholarship fund to support more at promise students earn an award, please contact Ernie Silva (916)449-8919 or at firstname.lastname@example.org