Scholarship awarded in 2016
Michelle is in the midst of her freshman year at Coastal Carolina University studying elementary education. She enjoys dancing, reading, creative writing, biking and swimming, but much of her time is occupied by her love of dance. She has danced ballet for 14 years and was a member of the Coastal Youth Ballet Theater, a non-profit, pre-professional troupe that kept her dancing 20 hours a week in high school.
Upon graduation with her undergraduate and master's degrees in a short four years, Michelle plans to one day move to Italy to teach American kids at the Department of Defense school.