Introducing the 2018-2019 Founders Scholarship Winners

The King’s College congratulates Founders Scholarship winners Makayla Flecha, Joshua Story, Abigail New, and Samuel Dieterle.

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The King’s College is pleased to congratulate Makayla Flecha, Joshua Story, Abigail New, and Samuel Dieterle as the winners of the 2018-2019 Founders Scholarship competition. Each year, prospective students at The King’s College are invited to compete for one of four full-tuition scholarships by preparing an essay, visiting the College, participating in a team-building activity, and delivering a presentation in response to the year’s prompt.

This year, applicants researched a company or institution based in New York City with which they would like to intern during their college years. In their essays and presentations, they explained how their chosen institution has influenced culture, business, or society. They also shared how an internship would relate to their future goals and advance both the King’s mission and that of their chosen institution.

Makayla Flecha is a homeschooled debater from Holly Springs, N.C. She has attended national competitions as part of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association, a speech and debate league with which she has been involved throughout her high school career. She incorporated both her rhetorical and artistic skills into her Founders presentation, using hand-drawn visual aids of great orators and politicians, including Abraham Lincoln, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. She plans to major in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and hopes to use her gift for rhetoric and interest in international relations to find an internship with the United Nations.

Joshua Story of Round Rock, Texas, wants to preserve and promote Christian values in the American political process. To that end, he is interested in an internship with National Review, a leading conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley. Having lived in New York for a time before his dad’s job took the family to Austin, Joshua is eager to return to the City to study business management at King’s.

Abigail New is a bookworm and a Francophile from Fort Calhoun, Neb. Her love of literature began when she read Little House on the Prairie, published by HarperCollins, where she now hopes to intern. At King’s, she plans to pursue an English degree with a concentration in creative writing, and she would like to travel to Paris to study French history and culture.

Samuel Dieterle of San Antonio, Texas, is an alumnus of The King’s College Summer Academy 2018. During his presentation, he shared his ambition to bring creativity and truth to the business world through an internship with Grey Advertising, an agency that provides marketing, branding, and public relations services globally as well as in New York. He plans to major in business management and join the King’s soccer team.

For more information on the Founders Scholarship and to see winning presentations by past recipients, click here.

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