In Pursuit of Excellence
Student athlete achieves winning results through commitment, resolve and determination
Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Kaylee Mo’s achievements can be attributed to her drive, focus and a sense of purpose, whether applied to academics, athletics or extra-curricular activities.
At Tualatin High School, Mo earned an impressive 4.48 GPA while pursuing an IB diploma candidate. And that’s just the beginning. While maintaining a high level of academic excellence, she also participated in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), which helps high school students prepare for business careers, and Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), which promotes health care career opportunities. Both organizations sponsor academic competitions, and Mo routinely placed in the Top 10, including a seventh place national finish for FBLA, and several first and third place state finishes for HOSA. Mo also held a leadership role in FBLA.
To round out her academic pursuits, Mo played softball on nationally-ranked championship varsity and club teams, and considers the sport an integral part of her life. Playing softball also helped her develop a strong team mentality and trust in the teamwork process.
Aside from academics and athletics, Mo has also volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank and Medical Teams International, and helped organize Red Cross blood drives.
Mo is attending Northwestern University this fall. Her $8000 scholarship grant is especially timely since COVID-19 has impacted her parents’ income, which has made meeting tuition more difficult. No doubt it’s a challenging time to enter college, but judging from her accomplishments, Mo has shown she can rise to the occasion and excel.
The Loprinzi Scholarship provides an $8,000 award to three outstanding student athletes that attend one of our twenty nine program high schools.
To learn more about the scholarships offered at the foundation visit our scholarship page.
Story by Laurie Harquail