2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars
Jordyn Bever, a senior at Greenfield-Central High School, is the daughter of Jim and Teresa Bever. Jordyn is extremely involved in a wide variety of community service activities, such as Destiny Special Needs Color Guard, UW Youth As Resources, Edelweiss Therapy Center, various 4-H activities, VOICE, FUSE, Hancock County Children’s Theatre, and various school service projects. Jordyn excels in her leadership in extracurricular activities and she is an active member of Student Council, band, choir, drama club, Church Youth Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, among many others. Jordyn also participates on the Executive Council for VOICE and spent many hours in New Your City, participating in a rally as part of a campaign against tobacco use in movies rated G and PG. She is very passionate about Destiny, which is a Special Needs Color Guard that Jordyn started and now directs completely on her own. Through Destiny, Jordyn gives students with disabilities an opportunity they otherwise would not have. This experience provides Jordyn with an introduction to her desired career in pediatric physical therapy. Jordyn plans to attend the University of Indianapolis this fall.
Chris Sosnowski, also a senior at Greenfield-Central High School, is the son of John and Amy Sosnowski. Chris has made a tremendous impact in his community and on the individuals affected by his service activities. Chris initiated a new spin to the Gleaner’s BackSacks program at a local elementary school by applying and receiving a Youth As Resources grant for basic toiletry items, which he gathers and distributes along with the BackSacks every week. He has also been very involved and shown leadership within the community through the G-CHS Student Leadership Academy, DARE Role Model program, the Food Pantry, and Eagle Scouts. Chris founded and leads G-C Rage, which is a spirit club that aims to raise school spirit and pride. Additionally, Chris participates and holds leadership positions in a variety of activities, such as Student Council, Senior Class Council, track and field, Fellowship of Christian athletes, and National Honor Society. Chris’s creativity and passion for his service prove to be great attributes for his desired career in entrepreneurship. Chris plans to attend either Valparaiso University or Purdue University this fall.
Pictured above: Steve Bryant, G-CHS Principal, Jordyn and Chris with their parents, and Mary Gibble, HCCF President