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The Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship

Each year ADDA will  award two scholarships for $1,000 each to students with ADHD. We are looking for students who have found ways to meet the challenges of ADHD in order to succeed.

Applications are now closed for the 2013 scholarships.

 

Donate Now to the Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is named for Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis' grandparents, who instilled in her a love of learning.

 



The Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship 2013 Winners

 

Richie FrenchRichard A. French is a graduate of Monroe Township High School where he maintained a 3.4 GPA .  During his senior year of high school, he was selected to work as a paid Video Technician for the Monroe Township Board of Education. 

Richie was also active in high school sports.  He has been part of the Track & Field Team for the past three years competing in the long jump and triple jump.  He has focused on his weight lifting during the off season to increase his strength and improve his distance.  

In 2010, Richie earned a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and became a Taekwondo Instructor.  Richie created a program called Combative Self Defense for students in grades 1 through 8.  The class was so popular that he was asked to create a similar class for Teens and Adults, and he now teaches both classes on a weekly basis. The program provides participants with the skills they need to stay out of harm’s way in realistic situations. 

Richie is also active with the American Cancer Society and has volunteered at the Relay For Life fundraising events for the past 11 years.  Richie spends his free time working on his vintage Mustang and break dancing with his friends.  

Richie was awarded five scholarships from various community organizations for his Leadership Qualities, Community Service and Academic achievements.   He’s looking forward to starting College in the fall at Middlesex County College majoring in Criminal Justice and continuing on to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck, NJ.  Upon completion of his college studies, Richie intends to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.

 

Kelly Knupp

Kelly Johns Knupp is a sophomore at New Mexico Tech working towards a BS in Information Technology.  He is a Mac aficionado and loves to set up computer networks and troubleshoot anything related to computers.  In addition to the Moulton Farnsworth Scholarship, Kelly also received a Presidential Scholarship from NMT because of his 3.7 GPA.

Kelly has become a personal ambassador for people with disabilities through his compassionate attitude, willingness to educate others and engage them in conversations about living with disabilities. 
Kelly’s political activism has taken him to Albuquerque and even to Capitol Hill.  He has met three times with New Mexico’s senators and congressional representatives, sharing his own frustrations of living with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD, advocating for legislation to ensure mental health parity and continued funding for the Tourette Syndrome Association’s (TSA) research, education, and advocacy program.

Kelly has raised more than $2,500 to support research for a cure for TS through his own efforts.  In addition to his volunteer work with TSA, Kelly helped train service dogs with his Occupational Therapist, Melissa Winkle, of Dogwood Therapy, and made several presentations demonstrating how service dogs can assist with the tasks of daily living and improve access for people with disabilities.  He has also helped produce a video on animal assisted therapy that has been distributed and viewed internationally.

When Kelly was 15 he received a scholarship for a two-week study abroad in Granada, Spain and again traveled in Spain for nearly a month the summer following high school graduation.  He is fluent in Spanish, conversational in German, and plans to learn at least one other language, most likely Arabic.  Kelly has a gray belt in Pa Kua martial arts and hopes to obtain his black belt when he isn’t spending all of his time studying!

 



The Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship 2012 Winners

 

Sarah Strausbaugh says that her high school years have been very busy, and that each experience has brought something positive to her life. Sarah is involved in student council and a student council organization for students from the northeastern Ohio region, called UCREW. Sarah is also actively involved in her school’s drama club, where she works behind the scenes to prepare the hair and makeup of all cast members for plays and musicals. In May 2012, Sarah received her cosmetology license. She works part-time after school at a hair salon. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, painting her friend's nails, and relaxing with her three-legged cat, Lucinda. Along with being a recipient of the 2012 Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship, Sarah also received the Leadership with Distinction trophy and was awarded one of three scholarships from her school’s student council organization. Sarah was selected by her school’s drama department, and the family of Jennifer York, to be the recipient of the "Jennifer York Memorial Scholarship" that is given to one senior each year that is active in her school’s drama department. This summer Sarah will begin attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She will major in psychology. She then plans to pursue a Master's Degree in counseling, with an interest in helping adolescents.


During his four years in high school, Jacob Simms was involved in student government. The first three years he was a classroom representative and then senior year he was elected Student Government President. He is an active Boy Scout and recently received his Eagle Scout Rank. He also was selected and chosen to participate in the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) through the Jesse Helms Center at Houston Baptist University. He was chosen as a People to People Ambassador to attend their Leadership Summit held at Rice University. He was the MC for the Student Talent Show, was a member of the Drama Club, Prom Committee, International Day Committee, and is a member of Unity Church of Christianity. Jacob and his father created a travel website called www.jacobsguide.com. Jacob has been on the all A Honor Roll for four years and will graduate with a 4.0. He has received numerous awards including a Journalism Award for "Best Newspaper,” a Marketing Award for "Best Commercial,” and Top Boy Scout Salesman Award for 5 consecutive years. He has volunteered at the Nehemiah Center, Aunt K’s Place, Bellaire Nature Center, Poe Elementary School, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Strake Boy Scout Camp, Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, and First Presbyterian Church. His hobbies include snowboarding, paintball, cycling, videography, gaming, reading, chess, camping, and hiking. In the fall, Jacob will attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and study computer science possibly minoring in business.


The scholarship is named for Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis' grandparents, who instilled in her a love of learning.

 

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