Dream Scholarship Winner 2022

The Merrill Law Dream Scholarship

We are happy to announce the Dream Scholarship Winner for 2022. First we will share a little bit of information about this award.

The Dream Scholarship was started in 2016 to help support the dreams of a current high school or college student looking to make a difference through the pursuit of their passion.

Applicants were asked to submit a picture with a caption that in combination shares their dream and shows how it makes a difference.

Each year we present a $1500 scholarship to applicant who provides the most creative photo or image with a caption to explain their dream.

Congratulations to our 2022 Dream Scholarship Winner.

Rebecka Goranson

Rebecka Goranson, who dreams of being a Speech and Language Disorder Pathologist.

I will be graduating high school with my Associate’s degree, then I plan to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After completing my Bachelor’s, I plan to get my Master’s degree in Speech Pathology. It’s always been a personal goal in my career to help other people.

I attended speech therapy in early elementary school and having these first-hand experiences led me to discover my passion. Seeing for myself what a speech pathologist does, and how much of a positive impact they make in people’s lives was a definite addition to my passion.

Another factor that guided me to this major is frequently babysitting a boy with severe autism, which causes him to be mostly nonverbal. When I first started taking care of him it was frustrating not being able to understand what he needed or what he was asking for. And I’m certain it’s just as frustrating for him, his family, and other people, such as his teachers.

It would be fulfilling for me to become a speech pathologist due to the rewards (and challenges) of working with individuals and their families to discover the most efficient way that they could communicate with families and others.

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To see other opportunities that are available to help in our local community. We are accepting nominations for the Merrill Law Library and planning a Shred Event and Food Drive in January 2023.

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