The Class of 2022
Virginia Nordin is a 2020 graduate from Lamar High School in Lamar, Arkansas. She is currently a sophomore at Cottey College, an empowering women’s college in Nevada, Missouri where she is earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Fitness Education. Virginia is an active student-athlete on campus being a utility player for the Comets Softball Program, interning with the school’s Athletic Trainer, and her involvement in servant leadership. In her free time, she loves to be with her loved ones, serve within her community, and travel to new places. After graduating from Cottey, Virginia plans to continue her education elsewhere and earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy license. She strives to be highly involved in the health field to support, heal, and help those in need with her kindness and willingness to put others first. Virginia believes this opportunity will help shape her future as a health worker, make a positive change within her community, and strengthen her skills as a servant leader.
Allison (Allie) Thompson is from Charleston, West Virginia and is 20 years old. She attends Ohio Christian University while pursuing a degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. Allie participates on the Women's Volleyball team and her career ambition is to serve her community, family, and country in any way possible. Allie’s favorite scripture is Ephesians 1:3,” the Lord has blessed us with many things so I want to bless others through service”.
Natalie Iacovetto is a college student at Midland University working towards both a bachelor's in Human Performance and eventually a master's in Athletic Training. Natalie is also a part of the track team, in which she competes in the shot put and the hammer. She was born in the country of Haiti and was adopted and moved to the U.S. as a baby. After moving to the US, Natalie moved around quite a bit with her family, she has lived in Colorado, Washington, and Wyoming. When she is not in school or practicing, she enjoys spending her free time hanging out with friends and family and taking pictures.
Bonolo Molefe is a Lewis-Clark State College Kinesiology/Exercise Science major and a member of the Women’s Tennis team. Bonolo’s studies have given her the motivational tools to become part of an organization doing good work. In the future, she hopes to be an Athletic Trainer, helping people deal with injuries, some of which require blood transfusions. Being able to organize and hold blood drives is a way to make sure all those who need transfusions are able to get one. Being a part of the American Red Cross is a way for her to pursue her desire to help people and really make a difference in their lives.
Hana Pfeiffer is from Rupert, Idaho, and is currently a student at The College of Idaho. She is majoring in Accounting 150 Hours with minors in Environmental Science, Political Economy, and Communications. She competes on the Howling Yotes Speech and Debate team and serves on her school’s student government as a Senator. In her free time, you can find her cheering her fellow Yotes on the sidelines of every sporting event. Hana began her work with the American Red Cross in high school when she began working with her rural hospital to coordinate blood drives at her school and within her community. She recognizes the impact that the American Red Cross has had on her life and believes that this opportunity is one that she can bring positive change to her current college campus.
Javier Augusto Morejon Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba and is a sophomore at Brescia University where he pursues a major in Business Management and a minor in Sport Management while also being part of the Men’s Soccer Team. Javier loves to spend time with his family and friends and travel. He is passionate about helping others and being a role model to young people either in life or in the soccer pitch.
Jocelyn is an extroverted and personable Midway University BSN student who enjoys engaging in a diverse learning experience and seizing opportunities to experience different cultures. Jocelyn is driven and confident, with the desire to learn, grow and apply knowledge that she learns from this experience to improve the lives of her community and her future patients. She has been donating blood through the Red Cross since she became eligible. Jocelyn is thrilled to be able to contribute to an organization that is vital to the continued health and safety of small communities, like the one she grew up in.
Leah Lisowski is a Biology and Health Communication double major and Chemistry and Spanish double minor. Leah is also a cross country and track athlete who is passionate about public health and reaching the nations. Her goal is to pursue Medical School and become a physician specializing in family practice and eventually enter into medical missions or open a free clinic. Leah is a student leader in both Pre-Health Club and Student Government Association, both of which have given her great mentors. She also is a part of Woman Empowered, Women’s Ministry, Science and Faith Cooperativity club, Trinity Athletes Gathering, and Chicago Connect Center. All of these clubs have allowed her to deepen her sense of community on campus and build connections that will last a lifetime.
Natalie Shellberg is currently a sophomore at Spring Arbor University on the women's basketball team studying to complete the nursing program. She grew up in Spring Arbor, Michigan and has had a strong calling to serve others through volunteer and leadership opportunities. Additionally, she would like to thank her parents for always pushing her to be the best that she can be, and for the many mentors and supporters that have helped her along the way. She is very grateful for the opportunity for this scholarship and the leadership program and she cannot thank the American Red Cross enough.
Azalea Torres was born in El Paso, Texas but grew up in Wisconsin. Azalea is a student-athlete who is on the Track and Field team and is studying Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Indiana Institute of Technology. After graduation, she hopes to go into the FBI academy right away to eventually become an FBI Agent/Profiler. Some things she enjoys are the color blue, dogs, tubing, fall and iced coffee. Azalea looks forward to the new opportunities that are coming along the way and being a part of a great organization that is dedicated to helping others.
Lexi McClure is a current two sport student athlete at Lincoln Christian University. Lexi feels blessed and honored to be chosen to learn and engage in this incredible opportunity with the American Red Cross. She is excited to absorb all the information that she will be given in Washington D.C. through the Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program and also organize blood drives at her school to continue saving lives.
Anthony Carranza is a 20-year-old from Enid, Oklahoma. Anthony attends Oklahoma City University as a sophomore where he is majoring in Exercise Sport Science with a minor in Business Entrepreneurship. He runs for OCU’s Cross Country, & Track Team. After graduation, Anthony plans to attend graduate school at the University of Oklahoma studying in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, in which he plans to become a collegiate athletic director. Anthony has a background on coaching youth athletes in the field of running, as well as teaching kids to swim. In his free time, Anthony likes to hike, garden, as well as go rafting. He is thankful for the opportunity of being able to lead students onto the path of helping others, as well as showing the importance of what it means to give back.
Patrick Argana is a sophomore at Benedictine College majoring in Biology with a focus on the pre-med track. Patrick is a club officer for the biology club, he is involved in the pre-med club, and plays rugby for the Black Monks club rugby team. Patrick is a presidential scholar and has been on the Dean's list every semester. He works as a resident assistant at the college which has provided many great opportunities for growth as a leader. Patrick plans on one day attending medical school and helping others so that they can pursue the lives that they want to lead.