Summer 2009 Scholarship Winner – S. Parsons, University of Texas – Austin

OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award Logo The winner of the Summer 2009 OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award is S. Parsons. Our winner is an undergrad majoring in English at University of Texas - Austin in Austin, TX. Her answers to the questions were as follows:

If you could send a postcard back to yourself 3 years ago, what would you say?
Hey! Cheers to making it! Here’s some advice for high school: Do what you want to do, be who you are, and don’t change for anything. Eventually, you’ll realize that Dr. Seuss is always right, “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Make memories that are worth keeping. Work hard and have fun. You only get one chance at making these years your most memorable. Take full advantage and don’t hold back.
Love,
Me

Create a vanity license plate for your own car. Tell us why you would like to have this license plate.
RDNOTTKN
Unconventional methods are my forte. I prefer doing things differently. I read the classics when others read magazines. I listen to the “oldies” with my dad instead of “punk”, “emo”, or “rap.” I stand up for what I believe in whether others think I am right or wrong.

Robert Frost is one of my favorite poets. The Road Not Taken is one of my favorites by Frost. The last three lines are what I live by: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

If you were a fashion doll or action figure, what would be in the accessories package and why?
I would have five main accessories, each one standing for something important to our society. They would be a book, a microphone, a ballot, a globe, and an American flag.

The book would represent education and a willingness to learn. The microphone would stand for speaking up for the things you believe in. The ballot would symbolize voting, to help younger children understand the importance of their opinions. The globe represents global awareness and the suffering of those less fortunate than us. Lastly, an American flag, standing for the unalienable rights that were guaranteed to us by our forefathers and, hopefully, it would instill patriotism in the hearts of a younger generation.

About the Summer 2009 Scholarship:

We want to greatly thank all of our participants who made our ninth scholarship such a success, and wish each and every one of them a most prosperous future. We began accepting applications for the Summer 2009 Scholarship on January 19, 2009 and ceased accepting applications at Midnight Eastern Daylight Time on July 31, 2009. The decision of the judges is final.

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