Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 – 2019 Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship Award – Veronica Abebe!
Veronica, who will be attending Princeton University this fall, immigrated to the U.S. with her family six years ago. In her winning essay, Veronica describes her experience arriving in a new country as an 11-year-old, and the awe and hope she felt knowing that everything in her life would soon change.
While the experience was initially a scary one for Veronica, she soon discovered that she was never asked to give up her identity or where she had come from, and that she could contribute her own experiences to the melting pot of cultures that comprised America.
In the United States, Veronica and her family chose Silver Spring, Maryland as their home, where Veronica attended John F. Kennedy High School and thrived in numerous AP classes, earning an impressive 4.77 GPA. Veronica also gave back to the community by completing over 375 hours of community service!
Our firm congratulates Veronica on winning the 2018 EHCSF, and is thrilled to support her as she goes on to study at Princeton. You can view photos from the award ceremony we held at our office in Washington, DC below, and read Veronica’s inspiring essay here.