Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Winners:
L-R: Campbell Bruening, Brad Bartel, Reese Baker
(with Diane Norris – President, Kim Reuning – Scholarship Chair)
Campbell is graduating from the Mount Vernon School and will be attending Tulane University in the fall. Her passion for children, science, and psychology by applying them to change the world of pediatric hospitals. Campbell was able to contact an organization that aims to help underprivileged women get prenatal care. She created a brochure for these women to learn about prenatal health care, pregnancy and child care.
At Mount Vernon School Campbell founded the Charity for Kids Club which is a community service organization. She was a Student Ambassador, a member of Student Government, The National Honor Society, and on the Mount Vernon School Dean’s List all four years of high school. She played Varsity Soccer and Varsity Volleyball. Campbell not only volunteered through the club she founded, she worked many hours with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Community Action Center, Dunwoody Nature Center, National Charity League, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She was named Student of the Year for that organization.
Brad is graduating from Dunwoody High and plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. Brad has many interests and activities. He is the co-founder and President of the Investment Club and he ran Cross country. He was also involved with the Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Beta Club and the Charitable Awareness Club to name a few. He was awarded the University of Georgia Certificate of Merit and selected to represent Dunwoody High School for the Dekalb County Superintendent Advisory Committee. Brad spent many hours volunteering in our community. The Dunwoody Police Department, Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church, and Children’s Health Care of Atlanta are just a few examples. Brad’s most notable achievement is that of being Awarded the Eagle Scout Rank with Troop 764 at Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church. With all that, Brad had the time to work several jobs and have his own business called Bradley Bartel Tutoring Services for Dunwoody families in the subject area of biology. Brad stated in one of his essays that participation in Boy Scouts, he was able to experience many important aspects that have shaped him to be the person he is today. That is to be a responsible leader and mentor with a deep commitment to help others.
Reese is a student of Dunwoody High School and will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall where she plans to study industrial engineering. While a student at Dunwoody, Reese participated in the Girls Soccer team along with clubs such as the National Honor Society, the Science Honor Society, Student Government, and National Beta Club. She was the founder and President of the HART Club (Happiness Through Art). Reese also found time somewhere to pursue many volunteer opportunities. She tutored at Dunwoody High School. She was a Group leader of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Home Charities Teen Club. Reese wrote the Ronald McDonald House Charity is important to her and her family. She began volunteering at age 12 by baking for the families with her mother and grandmother. She plays tennis and the piano. She has also worked as a Business Analyst Intern for CORL Technologies. Reese is a well-rounded, talented and smart young lady.