The annual award has been part of the Kerusso Scholars Program since 2004.
Being home-schooled creates numerous opportunities for achievement as well as honors and rewards. Just ask Clare Doss, recipient of the 2013 Kerusso $500 Scholarship.
"This year the scholarship goes to a deserving senior that has been home schooled -- Clare Doss," said Kennett. Clare was selected to receive the scholarship not only because of what she has accomplished, but also for what she has planned: turning her education into an opportunity for missions, an area that is close to the heart of Kennett.
Clare will be attending Arkansas State University in the fall and plans a career in hippotherapy, which utilizes horseback riding as part of the physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation process. A gifted pianist, Clare will combine music with this approach and will create her own new frontier of therapy.
"Combining my skills in horsemanship with music will be a new challenge, but worthy of my investment. I see this helping people in need," Clare explained.
Clare has been recognized for her leadership and volunteer spirit in many areas including serving as a Jr. Reporter for the Carroll County News, Carroll County 4-H, state and local YAC, the National Piano Guild of America and Horseman United.
Kerusso was founded in 1987 by Vic Kennett. Over the past 26 years, Kerusso has become the leading producer of Christian-themed apparel, jewelry, and accessories. Kerusso products can be found in over 100 countries around the globe.