Meagan Tabb: Knight?
Every year, the overwhelming need for scholarships floods the minds of high school seniors determined to attend the college of their choice. This, however, is no easy feat. It is always a blessing when scholarship opportunities come your way. Meagan Tabb was nominated by Christine Mitchell, Spanish teacher, for the Miami Herald Silver Knight Award for Foreign Language. This award “recognize(s) outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities (Miami Herald).”
Meagan’s ability and enthusiasm to pick up the Spanish language was exceptionally noted, and last Wednesday, March 4, she, along with eight other nominees for different subjects, traveled to the Signature Grand where they were interviewed based on their knowledge of their subject, as well as their involvement in the community.
Meagan’s most practical use of the Spanish language took place last summer on the CCA junior class mission trip to Merida, Mexico. “It was a fun, yet challenging experience to overcome the language barrier. We were able to take the skills we learned in Spanish class and use them to communicate with people.” Meagan’s opportunities in Mexico made Spanish class come to life, and increased her enthusiasm to learn the language and be able to use it in the future. She plans to become a teacher, and hopefully do some missionary work by means of teaching in Central America where she hopes to put her skills to use. This award is not only an honor, but also an encouragement for her to pursue her gift in foreign language.