Karmen has applied to attend Emory University Pre-College Program this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Liberal Arts
Port Chester High School
Port Chester, NY
Successfully funded on June 3rd, 2016!
Fully funded!
$4,351 raised
$0 to go
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Karmen's Story

My passion is learning.

In third grade I read the book "Fever 1793" by Laurie Halse Anderson. I don't remember how many times I read it, but I do remember how I felt when I was reading the book. I could put myself in Mattie's shoes and I felt every loss, and every few moments of happiness she had. Probably after the third time I read the book I wanted to know more. So I looked up information on the yellow fever, and I asked my teacher what she knew. The curiosity which arose in me after reading that book opened a passion for learning, and I was able to open doors to new worlds. These were worlds of science, math, fiction, history, and so much more that I wasn't experiencing in school or at home.

I take the saying "everyday you learn something new" as a personal motto. No matter how small a piece of information, I always try to get the most out of it. Emory University Pre-College Program will help me learn many new things that I probably will not be exposed to until I am in college. I believe that Emory has a lot to offer me as a student and an enthusiast of learning. It would be an honor to learn from a professor who is willing to share their wisdom and prepare me mentally and academically for a big milestone in my life.

A Note from Mr. Backelman, Karmen's Teacher

When I first met Karmen in her 9th grade year, she came off as a very confident and positive person. I learned that year that she was planning to be the first woman President of the U.S. She sets her sights high and works hard to achieve those goals. In the time since that year I have witnessed Karmen's love for knowledge first-hand. She is an incredibly hardworking young lady who truly loves learning new things. She finds enjoyment in learning something new each and every day. She is also the type of person who shares her new found knowledge and reaches out to those who can help her further her information.

Campaign Activity
Karmen posted an update
September 1
Thank you

I would like to thank everyone that made my journey to the Emory Pre-College Program possible. I had the privilege to take a course in the brain enhancement of neuroscience. Traveling many miles from home allowed me to immerse myself into a new community, as well as a new culture, and gain a new perspective on the college life and me personally. I am very thankful to all my donors that allowed me to go on this journey that would not have been possible otherwise.

Success! Mr. Backelman helped Karmen raise $4,351
June 3
Anonymous donated $2,427
June 3
The Boiardi Foundation donated $500
June 3
Edward Chik donated $25
May 29

Enjoy your time at Emory!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Emory University
Emory University donated $1,175
May 2
Student Contribution donated $199
May 2
Mr. Backelman started this campaign
May 2
Karmen was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29