Kylie Bradley, a senior at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, is one of this year’s winners of the State Employees Credit Union People Helping People scholarship.
Bradley was one of three charter school students chosen from a pool of more than 25 applicants from all of the charter high schools in North Carolina. Bradley, the daughter of Jeffrey and Jennifer Bradley, was commended for the positive impact that she makes on a daily basis in and out of school. She has volunteered extensively with the Rutherford County Cattlemen’s Association, the Mountain Cattle Alliance, and Camp Harmony.
“Working with the Rutherford County Cattlemen’s Association is one of my favorite volunteering activities because it allows me to work with older people who really appreciate having a young person like me enjoying the job that they are unable to do now. Serving at Camp Harmony is also one of my favorite activities. I get to make disabled children happy for two short weeks of their summer. I love bringing them joy,” said Bradley.
Principal Dianna Bridges commented, “I am very pleased, but not surprised, that Kylie is one of this year’s recipients of the People Helping People scholarship. Kylie is a kind person with a big heart. She always has a smile on her face. We are thankful for the example that she sets in school, and we are proud of the work that she does in the community.”
Bradley will attend North Carolina State University in the fall and she hopes to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals for livestock.