Sadie Herring, a senior at West Vigo High School, is one of 10 students nationwide to receive a $10,000 Samsung American Legion scholarship.
Recipients attended either a 2021 American Legion Girls Auxiliary State Session or an American Legion Boys State Session. Herring attended the 2021 Hoosier Girls State.
At West Vigo, she is class president, student council vice president, DECA president, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also competes in cross-country, track and field, swimming, and acting. Outside of school, Herring is a youth leader at King’s Harvest and serves on the worship team.
“I was very surprised and honored to have been chosen. It was very unexpected,” Herring said. “I plan to attend ISU and major in insurance and risk management with a minor in financial services. My plan is to eventually open my own risk management firm and help businesses assess and manage their finances.
Scholarship applications are limited to students who are a direct descendant (i.e. a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc.) or legally adopted child of a Veteran. wartime U.S. Army who served on active duty for at least one of the wartime periods officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion.
Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans receive bonus points.