CPF 2010 Scholarship Recipient: Ashley Reed
Ashley N. Reed was named the recipient of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) 2010 scholarship award.

Reed is the daughter of Jon A. Riddell, an employee of The Pennysavers in Ormond Beach.

In presenting the award, Scholarship Chair Joyce Sullivan said, "This year the award goes to a 2009 graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School, where she graduated with honors with a 3.8 GPA. In high school she was a cheerleader. She participated in the school's medical academy and volunteered many hours of work at the local hospitals. She was also an assistant baseball coach as well as a business manager for Scholarship House.

"Following graduation from high school she was accepted for the Fall semester at Florida State University, where she entered the medical field. She completed the semester with a 3.5 GPA and is on the Dean's List."

In her application Reed said, "I became interested in medicine when I was 16. My mother was diagnosed with Lupus and after eight months of traveling from doctor to doctor, I wanted to hear more about why she was taking chemotherapy and what this disease was going to do to her later in life.

"From this point on I was intrigued by the medical field and by the research. I volunteered time to local hospitals and was convinced that if I truly wanted to go to college, I would have to get scholarships to study medicine. Furthering your education is very important and affects many aspects of one's life."

Reed will receive $1,000 each year for up to five years. She must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.


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