Two Lake Travis High School seniors, who have each volunteered over 75 hours at the library, will attend college in the fall with the help of scholarships from the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library.
“This year’s winners have a bright future ahead of them,” Teen Volunteer Coordinator Beth Yoder said. “We are thrilled that the Friends of the Library are able to help Spring Berryhill and Ridley Dent further their education.”
In the fall, Berryhill will attend nursing school at the University of Arkansas, where she plans to become a labor and delivery nurse. Then she plans to get a master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner and hopes to be certified as a midwife. Berryhill plays the viola in the school orchestra and is an artist whose work has advanced to state in the VASE competition.
Dent will attend the University of Texas for Sustainability Studies with a minor in Human Rights and Social Justice. After college her goal is to use her degree to educate and advocate for environmental, social, political, and economic justice. She first realized her calling while volunteering at a food forest in Austin. Dent is also an award-winning artist whose work received first place in the library’s 2022 Teen Read Week Art Contest.
Since 2007, the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library have awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to teen volunteers. Congratulations and best wishes to these exceptional graduates!