Tena Loewen, a senior at Hillsboro High School, is one of four recipients of the prestigious Tabor College Presidential Leadership Scholarships for 2013.
The other three recipients of the $68,000 award are Justin Goble of Salina, Macy Root of Minneapolis and Logan Whitney of Concordia.
As recipients, the four students will participate in a four-year leadership laboratory that is designed to develop young people into effective and skilled leaders for the next generation.
In announcing the selections last week, Tabor College President Jules Glanzer said, “We are excited that these outstanding student leaders will be spending the next four years on our Tabor campus.
“These are young people with integrity, heart and a passion to serve. It will be a pleasure to welcome them to our community, interact with them and watch them grow and develop into outstanding leaders.”
Finalists for the scholarships visited the campus Nov. 4-5 as the final step of the selection process.
“We enjoyed having the finalists on our campus and that they had the opportunity to interact with our current students, faculty and staff,” said Rusty Allen, vice-president for enrollment management and intercollegiate athletics.
“We were excited to host these exceptional students and believe that they have tremendous potential to shape and influence the Tabor College campus.”
During the immersive four-year program, the Presidential Leadership Scholars will experience mentoring by Glanzer, have the opportunity to travel with him to professional seminars, network with business, industry and political leaders as well as serve the Tabor student population while pursuing academic achievement in the classroom.
The Presidential Leadership Scholarship program was initiated in 2011. The selection process included an extensive application. From that group, the finalists were invited to the campus to participate in a competitive process that evaluated their skills in public speaking, writing, group problem-solving and interacting with other students.