Reynold's High School graduate receives Sharonsteel Scholar Award

Codi Shine is this year's recipient of the prestigious Sharonsteel Scholar award, a four-year, full-tuition grant to Penn State funded by the Sharonsteel Foundation.

The award, presented by Sharonsteel Trust Administrator Lori Darby, marks the 14th year that a Penn State Shenango student has been presented with this honor.

Shine is enrolled at the Shenango campus in the University's Architectural Engineering program and dreams to one day own her own architectural engineering firm. During high school, Shine was consistently on the honor roll, chosen as student of the month her freshman year, in the National Honor Society, and named distinguished Key Club President by the State at the annual Key Club convention in Hershey this past spring. Outside of school, she worked two part-time jobs -- at the Reynolds VFW and the Gallery Grill -- both in Reynolds.

In addition to her studies, work and school activities, Shine has been taking karate for the past nine years and is working toward her black belt.

"Karate has taught me not only how to defend myself but it has taught me self-discipline and respect for others and myself," said Shine. "It also has given me the courage to be confident in everything I do because I know I am a strong young woman, both physically and mentally."

Shine is presently employed part-time at Quaker Steak and Lube and is already involved at the campus as a member of the Student Government Association, THON Club, Circle K Club and intramural flag football team. She is the daughter of Brenda and Mark Shine of Greenville, Pa.

The guidelines by which a student is chosen for this scholarship include outstanding academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and recommendations. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to continue their community involvement and academic achievement throughout their higher educational experience.


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Last Updated November 04, 2009