Brown County’s 2016 Lilly Scholar is …

kayla snyderBrown County High School senior Kayla Snyder can add “Lilly Scholar” to her list of recent honors.

Snyder has been chosen as the Brown County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Snyder intends to study organizational communications. She is the daughter of Kevin and Marlene Snyder.

Thirteen local students applied for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. A local scholarship committee scored their applications on scholastic profile, personal recommendations, school activities, community activities, a personal goals statement and written essay; then, finalists were then asked to write an impromptu essay and go through an interview.

The final four nominees were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc., which chose the recipient.

Snyder is the reigning Brown County Fair queen; has played high school soccer and was a member of the dance team; was a state science fair competitor; and won this year’s Brown County Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy essay contest, among other honors. She’s also active in 4-H and with Friends of Brown County State Park.

Read more about her plans for the Lilly in an upcoming edition of The Democrat.