WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2019) – Capitol Seniors Housing, a leading senior living investment and development firm, has awarded $1,500 scholarships to seven college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated active, consistent and dedicated involvement in their local communities.
Seniors2 scholarships this year were awarded to:
- Haven Burch of Flower Mound, Texas, is a volunteer at The Oaks at Flower Mound (a senior living community owned by Capitol Seniors Housing) where she spends time engaging in conversations and activities with residents. A graduate of Marcus High School, Burch will be attending Abilene Christian University. She shared a must-watch video describing her experience volunteering at The Oaks.
- Nya Federoff and Jessica Vogel of Morris Plains, N.J., have performed at Arbor Terrace Morris Plains (a community owned by Capitol Seniors Housing) and other senior living communities in the area. They created a music therapy program in 2015 to help improve memory and mood for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients as a project for Girl Scouts. Recent graduates of Morris Town High School, Federoff will attend the University of Southern California and Vogel plans to attend Lehigh University.
- Mathida Ngamsiripol, Megan Iliuc and Kai Hidaka of Mercer Island, Wash., have all volunteered their talents and attention to residents of senior living communities, including Island House (a senior living community owned by Capitol Seniors Housing). Ngamsiripol and Iliuc, both musicians, have performed for residents. Hidaka volunteers at Island House where he set up a chess club and conducts sessions to help seniors using personal technology, such as how to use mobile phones, search the internet for information, and use social media. All recent graduates of Mercer Island High School, Ngamsiripol is headed to the University of Washington, Iliuc is going to Seattle Pacific University, and Hidaki will attend Western Washington University.
- Jacob Gaudette of Grosse Ile, Mich., was told at a young age by his mother that “we should all help others in need no matter the cost.” Jacob has performed a number of good deeds both big and small for senior adults in his community, including helping with repairs to an elderly neighbor’s ham radio tower. Guadette recently graduated from Grosse Ile High School and plans to attend the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the fall.
“We created Seniors2 to recognize, award, and honor high school seniors who volunteer their time and energy at senior living communities across the country. We’re very proud of these seven young people and pleased to recognize their meaningful contributions,” said Scott Stewart, Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing. “Our firm’s goal, from a development perspective, is to create quality senior living communities with state-of-the-art amenities designed to help foster engagement, including these wonderful generation-to-generation interactions. Our scholars’ experiences enrich the lives of senior adults and themselves and, at the same time, allow them exposure to opportunities and careers in the senior housing industry.”