2014 Horatio Alger Awards, Washington, DC
On April 4th, American Eagle Foundation President Al Cecere and staff members Laura Sterbens, Julia Cecere, Robert West, and Bald Eagle Challenger participated in the opening ceremonies of an award dinner honoring 106 scholarship recipients at the 2014 National Scholars Conference and Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremonies in Washington D.C.
British Opera and Broadway singer Deborah Meyers wowed everyone with her beautiful and powerful rendition of the U.S.A.’s National Anthem, as Challenger flew flawlessly over the crowd.
The Horatio Alger philanthropic organization awards need-based scholarships to deserving students, and is supported by many top-tier celebrities. This year alone, more than $9 million was awarded to 921 individuals. These exceptional students were recognized for their hard work to achieve a better education, while facing unusual hardships and contributing to their own communities. They will interact with the Horatio Alger Members, who will provide guidance and support leading up to their first year of college.