Turnaround Achievement Scholarship

About the MJS Turnaround Achievement Award

The MJS Turnaround Achievement Scholarship started in 2017. The scholarship was awarded to four outstanding high school seniors, nominated by school staff and faculty, who were recognized as turning their lives or a difficult situation around. Graduating seniors at Susquehanna, Central Dauphin, Lower Dauphin and Central Dauphin East all received $1,000 scholarships to be applied to educational costs at the post-secondary educational institution of their choosing.

Feedback from the schools, the recipients, their families and the community was so positive we decided to take on the fundraising challenge to award this scholarship at all eleven public high schools in Dauphin County in 2018. As we continue to have successful fundraising through events and donations from the community we will continue to honor eleven seniors each year. As the Foundation continues to grow we will re-evaluate each year how to best award the scholarship money to benefit each recipient the most!

We are so thankful to all of our friends, family, the community, and all the companies that matched your generous donations. We could not be recognizing these amazing individuals without your support. We hope that this financial kick-start to their post-secondary education gives them the leverage and confidence they need to become highly successful, contribution members of society.

Guest Speaker - Jon Breeden, Founder of Breeden Enterprises

Jon Breeden is the founder and CEO of Breeden Enterprises where he and his staff focus on building successful students and athletes. Jon’s speaking style is authentic, relatable, and inspiring. He grew up in Harrisburg, PA in a single parent home and has overcome many of the hardships that students are facing today. Jon shared his success principles with the 2018 MJS Turnaround Achievement Scholarship winners to help kick-start their success post high school. Thank you, Jon

For more information on Jon and what his team offers, visit their website: https://www.jonbreeden.com/

Jon speaking to the students and families at the banquet.

Watch Jon in action!

2018 MJS Turnaround Achievement Recipients

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Gavyn King, Central Dauphin HS

NyAna Aviles, CD East HS

Hunter Lebo, Halifax HS

Oliver Herndon, Hershey HS

Nazeir James - Morrel, Harrisburg HS

Gwen Machamer, Lower Dauphin HS

Jan Carlos Battistini, Middletown HS

Brittney Miller, Millersburg HS

Jayshun Ramsey, Steelton-Highspire HS

Darnell Colston, Susquehanna HS

Nick Straub, Upper Dauphin HS

2017 MJS Turnaround Achievement Recipients

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Kaevon McCurry, Susquehanna HS

Cory Pigeon, Central Dauphin HS

Thalia Camacho, Lower Dauphin HS

Pichkeang (Lisa) Ly, Central Dauphin East HS