The Scholarship Committee is pleased to introduce Bella McCormick, one of six $1,000 scholarship recipients this past June. Bella, a recent 2020 graduate of Maidu Virtual Charter Academy, will attend Sierra College in the Fall. She is confident that online college coursework due to COVID-19 will not be as challenging as it might be for others because she has been enrolled in the Maidu online class program since the tenth grade.
Bella hopes that a major in zoology will help facilitate her long-term goal of working with animals in some capacity. She also is interested in history and social psychology. She describes her strengths as “patience and caring for people.” She adds, “I try to put quality into my work. I want to actually succeed in life.”
Look for Bella the next time you shop at Raley’s. Until recently, she has worked there 24 hours per week, even while continuing her studies and providing care to a family member. In addition, she has also won a Kiwanis scholarship that will help her purchase a new laptop. If Bella’s past activities are an indication of future success, we are confident that she will earn that degree in zoology!