• Colby Sawyer Progressive Scholarship Recipient: Kenia Maldonado

    by  • January 12, 2016 • Homepage, Local, Profiles • 0 Comments

    Senior Kenia Maldonado poses for a picture. Photo by Megan Downer.

    Senior Kenia Maldonado poses for a picture. Photo by Megan Downer.

    What inspired you to apply for this scholarship?

    “I knew that I wanted to keep my options open so I decided to give this scholarship a try since my guidance counselor really encouraged me to do so.”

    How did you react when learning that you received the scholarship?

    “When I found out that I had received the Progressive Scholarship I was ecstatic, I couldn't believe that out of everyone who applied I was one of those chosen.”

    What excites you about going off to college?

    “Going into college I'm excited about learning to become self sufficient and independent. The new environment I will be in is also very exciting since I will have the opportunity to learn new things.”

    Are there any clubs, sports or activities you plan on joining in college?

    “I still haven't decided if I want to start playing soccer again in college but i'm definitely thinking about it.”

    Are you nervous about being away from family?

    “I am definitely a little nervous about being away from family but if I do end up choosing Colby-Sawyer I would only be 2 hours away.”

    Do you have any friends attending college here too?

    “I know some people that attended Malden High last year that go to Colby-Sawyer now.”

    What inspired you to consider attending this college?

    “I'm not entirely sure that I will be choosing this school but it's a very high possibility. The campus is beautiful and they have a lot of great and fun activities to do there.”


    Junior Megan Downer is excited to start a new year. As this is her 3rd year in the Blue and Gold, Downer is Managing Editor. She loves the Blue and Gold because it gives her a sense of “togetherness” and loves the idea about interacting with the community and impacting people. Her favorite type of literature is poetry, and would spend nights writing at 3 am. She also plays varsity field hockey and has a cat named Daisy. Her favorite food is macaroni and cheese, and has recently acquired a taste for Snickers. In the future Downer would like to become a successful writer or English teacher. Also, she is very grateful to her mentor and Editor in Chief, Tenzin Dorjee, for his guidance while being a staff member.


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