The Federation of Social Workers announced their 2018 Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial scholarship winners: Ayanna Sampson and Khala Anderson.
Aquinas Institute senior, Ayanna Sampson aspires to attend college to become a physician’s assistant. Sampson participated with the Federation of Social Workers, in making holiday baskets for men and women in military service. She also has tutored, worked in soup kitchens, helped run youth basketball tournaments, assisted with community gardens, volunteered at Rochester General Hospital and at a local rehabilitation center.
“During my experiences in community service, I have learned a lot about putting myself in the place of others and trying to be empathetic of the struggles people have to go through on a daily basis,” said Sampson
West Irondequoit senior, Khala Anderson will attend Mercyhurst University in the fall to study Business in Intelligence. Anderson has been involved in community service through mentoring and volunteering at organizations such as: Tasteful Memories, blood drives, Goodwill and Action for a Better Community programs.
“I am pursuing a career in competitive intelligence analysis, which is an advocate responsible to make effective decisions about future actions,” said Anderson. “I will help others by stopping problems before they are created.”
“Congratulations to Ayanna and Khala. Thank you for for your service and contributions to the local community. The Federation of Social Workers wishes you success in your future educational endeavors,” said Federation of Social Worker’s President Kendall Bell.