Each year, the Ralph Burnet Scholarship awards a $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships to local graduating high school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Coldwell Banker Burnet Home Services independent sales associate or full-time employee. The scholarships are awarded based on high academic achievement, SAT or ACT scores and extra-curricular activities with an emphasis on leadership and volunteerism. In 2017, four scholarship were awarded to well deserving students.
This year’s $2,000 winner is Madelyn Drompp, daughter of sales associates Tom & Kari Drompp at the Shoreview/North Oaks office.
Mady graduated from Stillwater High School, where she was awarded all-state academic honors and was the captain of the Lacrosse team, earning four varsity letters. In addition to being a leader on the field, Mady has also held leadership positions for several philanthropic organizations including Kids Care, Dollars for Dreams, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Family Means, Power of the Purse, and Partnership Plan. Mady is a member of the National Honor Society, and a youth Lacrosse coach and tutor.
Mady is the also the co-founder of Kids Care, an organization empowering kids to make the world a better place by helping others. Under Mady’s direction, Kids Care has raised and donated thousands of dollars and hours to multiple charities.
She will be attending the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN, in the fall.
Michaela Coffman, daughter of sales associate William Coffman in the Eden Prairie office was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.
Cayla is a graduate of Eden Prairie High School where she was awarded the Advanced Placement Scholar and earned an All-American Dancer award in 2016, six varsity letters and the UDA National Champion 2014 as a member of the Eden Prairie Pom squad. She is also a member of DECA, an association of marketing students and attended the Minnesota Business Venture where she was a Product Proposal competition winner. Cayla has volunteered in the community through the National Honor Society, Key Club, Connect 9 and was a camp counselor at Spirit in the Pines Camp.
She will be attending the University of Florida, studying communications.
Kathleen Nichols, daughter of sales associate Susan Nichols in the Highland Park office was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.
Katie is a graduate of Cretin-Derham High School in St. Paul, MN where she was the co-captain of the Math Team, Model UN and the Ultimate Frisbee Team. Katie is also the co-founder of Tomorrow’s Issues Today, an organization that expands knowledge on issues and an understanding of different perspectives. She is a member of the Pop-Singers and the All-Conference Honor Choir, the National Honor Society, Leadership Academy and is a tutor.
Katie will be continuing her education at the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange program in Germany. Following the completion of the one-year program, she will return to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, where she will pursue a degree in political science with a dream to work at the United Nations. Congratulations Katie!
Lauren Swee, daughter of Burnet Title Commercial Title Examiner, Christine Swee, was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.
Lauren is a graduate of Waconia High School and a very accomplished musician. She has held many leadership positions and earned many awards at her school. Playing the trombone, Lauren was a section leader and brass captain in the marching band since 2015. She was the lead trombone player in the jazz band and varsity show choir band. She is the winner of more than seven superior awards and one “Best in Site” award in various regional solo/small ensemble competitions. She is a member of the MMEA All-State Band and winner of Bloomington’s medalist Concert Band’s Concerto contest.
Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society, America Reads, Families Moving Forward and Peer Mentors.
She will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, in the fall. Congratulations Lauren!