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Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund - 2020 Recipients
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Alex Dyer 2020 Recipient

Alexander Dyer – $5,000 – Navy

Hometown: Lithia, FL
Intended School: Harvard University
Major: Chemistry
Activities, interests, honors:
U.S. Presidential Scholar, Valedictorian, Florida American Legion General Scholarship, Veterans’ Memorial Park and Museum Volunteer, National Youth Leadership Training Senior Staffer, Eagle Scout with Silver Palm

Sara Vandersip 2020 Recipient

Sara Vandersip –$5,000 – Air Force

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Intended School: UNC Chapel Hill
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
Summa Cum Laude, Top 1% of class, English Honor Society, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, North Carolina Scholar, President’s Education Award, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Race Against Racism, IB Certificate of Completion, Brightest Mind in STEM, 75 Hard Scholar.

Keri Spitler 2020 Recipient

Keri Spitler –$5,000 – Coast Guard

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Intended School: University of Colorado
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Activities, interests, honors:
Mu Alpha Theta, HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association); 5th place at the Regional HOSA competition ; National Honor Society ; English National Honor Society; Science National Honor Society; Principal’s Honor Roll; Superintendent’s Scholar; Rhode Island Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year, First Team All-State and First Team All-Division (Volleyball); State Championship All-Tournament MVP, 1st Place- Silver Bracket USA Beach Volleyball Nationals 2019

Preslie Bear 2020 Recipient

Preslie Baer – $5,000 – Marines

Hometown: Albany, GA
Intended School: Lee University
Major: Liberal Studies
Activities, interests, honors:
National Beta Club, Omicron Delta Honor Society, Student Council for Southwest Georgia Homeschool Academy, Key Club, Presidential Service Award, Georgia Student Service Award, 600 hours of community service, Church Wee Care volunteer, VBS volunteer, Winshape Camp volunteer, Albany Chorale, Student Leadership Univ., Summer Honors at Lee University.

Sami Ensign 2020 Recipient

Samantha Ensign –$5,000 – Army

Hometown: Circle Pines, MN
Intended School: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Major: Neuroscience
Activities, interests, honors:
Cross Country Captain, Track & Field Captain, Knowledge Bowl Captain, National Honor Society President, Golden Lake Elementary School Mentor, Centennial High School Harvard Book Recipient, AP Scholar with Distinction, Salutatorian, ACDA Honor Choir Member, MSHSL Choir Excellent Awards, MSHSL North-Suburban All-Conference Choir Member, Science Olympiad Member