Bullitt Central High School Senior Shaelin Warner is the Kentucky recipient of a $10,000 Sabert Corporation Scholarship.
“I was so excited when I got the phone call,” Shaelin said. “It is a big relief to find out that I will be receiving this scholarship over the next four years and I feel very blessed to be chosen.”
Shaelin was aware fellow students completed paperwork and knew she had to make her application practically perfect.
“Some very brilliant classmates of mine also applied for the scholarship, so I know the competition was very tight. However, I felt very confident about how my interview went and I think that may have been what set me apart,” she reflected.
Shaelin will attend the University of Kentucky this fall to study Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology which is a Pre-Veterinary Medicine program.
The 18 year-old daughter of Stephanie Porter and Steve Warner said she will miss the people and the atmosphere most about Bullitt Central.
“The students and staff have become family over the years and I wish that I could have them there with me as I take on college,” she said. “High school has given me lots of opportunities to grow as a student and individual through sports, extracurriculars, and challenging classes. I feel confident that my time at Bullitt Central set me up for a successful future at the University of Kentucky.”
Shaelin was immortalized on a Very Important Partner (VIP) poster along with being the first female to play for the Cougar Varsity football team.
She also had a small speaking part in the faith-based film Catching Faith 2 which was partially lensed at Bullitt Central.
Bittersweet history is being made with the Class of 2020 as seniors conclude their academic career without daily classroom interaction.
“The possibility that we seniors had our last day of high school without even realizing it breaks my heart, but I trust that Governor Andy Beshear and Superintendent Mr. Jesse Bacon are both making decisions that are for the greater good,” Shaelin said. “It has definitely been a challenge but the teachers and staff, as well as the student body, have all pulled together to support each other through these uncertain times.”
She advises fellow students to be themselves and work hard.
“High school goes by fast and life can change overnight, so enjoy every day that God gives you,” she said.