CK Choose Kindness Scholarship Award Program:
The CK Choose Kindness scholarship is an annual scholarship award in Cam Kranich's memory. Cam was a 2019 graduate, who was known for his inherent kindness towards others.
As a means of honoring and remembering Cam, the CK Choose Kindness Foundation (a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization) will award a scholarship to a graduating Homestead High School senior, whose unselfish actions best demonstrate inherent acts of kindness to others.
Each school year an application and essay prompt will be made available to HHS graduating seniors through the Guidance Department.
The Foundation, along with HHS faculty, will review applications and honor the winning recipient(s) at the annual HHS awards program held each May.
On behalf of Cam's family and friends, the sincerest of gratitude to all whose donations help make the annual memorial awards a possibility.
2023 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship Recipients:
Thank you to all the scholarship applicants and for your thoughtful submissions. Although there are many students who should be recognized for their kindness, the CK Choose Kindness Foundation is pleased to award a college scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each to two very deserving HHS 2023 graduates:
Megan Carr ’23 - Congratulations on receiving the 2023 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. Megan is and advocate and volunteers her time to those in need (ie Meals on Wheels, helping families in need during difficult living conditions) along with tutoring and being an active member of UNICEF and the REACH club at HHS.
Lucy Charles ’23 - Congratulations on receiving the 2023 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. Lucy is very involved in organizations that offer help and support to others in various ways. Her volunteerism to causes such as Best Buddies, the Environmental Club, the blood drive and fundraising initiatives for Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, all show her kindness and empathy through selfless acts.
2022 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship Recipients:
Grace Edwards ’22 - Congratulations on receiving the 2022 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. Grace volunteers her time at a facility helping youths who are struggling with mental health as well as addiction issues. Grace displays true compassion and kindness to those in need, and helps encourage success and determination in others.
Rayan Djelmami-Hani ’22 - Congratulations on receiving the 2022 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. Rayan cofounded a telehealth organization to grant free access to healthcare, providing medical resources to people in underserved areas. Rayan's ambitions to pursue medicine, along with his sincere empathy and desire to advocate for others, positions him well to change many people's lives for the better.
2021 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship Recipients:
Taliah Lansing ’21 - Congratulations on receiving the 2021 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. Thank you for demonstrating selfless acts of kindness through your volunteer work and for helping and lifting those in need. Your efforts and personal contributions make a positive impact in other people's lives.
Richard Jacob ’21 - Congratulations on receiving the 2021 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship award. We applaud you for demonstrating your kindess through social responsibility and respect. You make a positive impact and difference to those around you.
2020 CK Choose Kindness Scholarship Recipients:
Emily Wiebe ’20 - Emily’s “Be Mighty” traits really highlight the unselfish and compassionate person that she is. Emily exudes kindness through her involvement in Best buddies and Adaptive PE. Making a difference by bringing light to others is foremost to Emily, as being a loyal friend comes naturally to her. These experiences have shaped her into the positive role model that many aspire to be.
Noah Haswell ’20 - Noah, also a “Be Mighty” award winner continually demonstrates kindness through his volunteer services and leadership skills. His many acts of kindness are displayed by his inherent desire to be inclusive of all those around him. He was a team player and leader who never left anyone behind and befriended all those around him. Noah’s guiding principal was to lead by example and treat others as you would like to be treated.