Sydney Moore was finishing up her school day in her English class at Blue Springs South High School when two Stephens admissions counselors walked in the room with a giant check with her name on it.
Dad, Mom and sis weren't far behind, ready to congratulate her for winning a 75 percent tuition scholarship from Scholars Weekend.
Moore was the second to receive a Scholars check, one of six Stephens will award.
It was fitting that the award was made in an English class; Moore is passionate about words and plans to become an English professor so she can help more people understand the power of language.
Stephens each year presents six Scholars awards following the annual Scholars Weekend held in the fall. During the overnight event, students participate in an interview and complete a personal essay.
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