CAA Announces Second Prize Scholarship Winner

Bintou Kinteh 072216

College Admissions Assistance is proud to announce Bintou Kinteh as our Second Prize scholarship winner. She will receive a $750 scholarship for participating in our annual senior survey. Bintou plans to start at Columbus State Community College and transfer to another school down the road. She credits CAA with helping with her college search as well as helping her know what to do and where to go in the college admissions process. Coaches assisted her with her award letter, her FAFSA, and many other topics as she completed several Connection Points with the coaches. Connection Points are moments where we check in with our students about their progress.   Bintou is originally from West Africa and came to the U.S. to attend high school. Her parents settled in the U.S. several years before she immigrated to the country. While her parents were away, she lived with her aunt and uncle in Africa. Bintou credits her mom as her hero because of her great strength. Her mother encouraged her and pushed her past her limits to achieve greater heights. Bintou is so thankful for her mother’s positive influence. Both of her parents are very proud of her academic accomplishments. She has already earned a certificate in medical assistantship in addition to her high school diploma.   Now that Bintou is starting college, she plans to pursue a degree in nursing. She ultimately wants to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her interest in this career was sparked when she spent time in the hospital as a patient a few years ago. Everyone was so nice and helpful that it inspired her to want to work in the medical field. Both CAA and her career center at her school assisted her in the career research. She is excited to meet new people in college and learn more about being a nurse.   Bintou really loved her high school experience. She was very impressed with her high school teachers because they were so available to help any student. In high school, she was involved in choir, drama, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and was the captain of the girls varsity tennis team. Even with all of these activities, her main focus was on her academics. This helped her to achieve her goal of going to college.     Bintou’s favorite quote is “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This goes well with her advice to underclassmen: have fun, focus on your education, and make sure your grades are really good. Bintou said that education is the key to success. Her coaches at CAA know that she will do well as she continues to stretch herself and grow as a person. You are a success in our book, Bintou!