Congratulations to Wakeland senior Hannah Mandell, who has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship Award.
The announcement was made Tuesday at the Davey O'Brien Foundation's annual luncheon in Fort Worth. Mandell, who plans to play soccer for Pomona College in California, will receive a $30,000 scholarship. Recipients of the Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership and varsity sports participation. As part of the selection process, the committee interviewed all six finalists.
Mandell is ranked in the top 10 of her class at Wakeland and competes in soccer, cross country and track. She helped Wakeland win a state title in soccer in April and a state title in cross country in November.
The news release from the Davey O'Brien Foundation is filled with details of why Mandell is deserving of the award:
She is senior class president, as well as president of the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society and a member of the principal’s advisory council and the National Honor Society. Her work in the community includes the founding of the Environmental Conservation Organization and participating in Relay For Life and Frisco Teens 4 Green. She has also served as a peer tutor.
“We are pleased to announce that Hannah Mandell has been selected as this year’s Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship winner,” chairman of the scholarship selection committee David O’Brien Jr. said in a news release. “Hannah checks every box we are looking for in a recipient, and we are proud to welcome her to the Davey O’Brien Foundation family.”