I am very grateful to be a recipient of the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship. Throughout my high school years, I often felt like I was working much harder than many of my peers to achieve the grades needed to get into a good college program. Even at that, my grades were never in the top tier that was required to earn most merit scholarships. Receiving this scholarship is an honor that has really boosted my confidence, helped me feel good about myself, and will help me pay for college expenses. I am inspired by Joseph’s story, and I hope to rise to the example he set during his college experience, achieving at a high level academically while pursuing life’s many adventures.