Lutheran High School senior awarded Dani’s Dreams Scholarship
A stellar record of academic pursuits and community service characterize Brock Turner, Greenfield, the 2013 winner of the Dani Griffin Innovation in Education Memorial Scholarship. Turner will attend either DePauw University, Wabash College or Hanover College to study biology and communications.
“Whether it is research, medicine or another field within the sciences, I am confident that I can make a difference,” Turner wrote in his scholarship essay. “There will always be diseases to cure, problems to solve and species to help. For example, God created each and every one of the animals, people and plants on this earth. It is our job to help them and save them from sickness, harm and premature death. Science allows us to do so.”
Turner, son of James and Tracy Turner, is a member of National Honor Society and received All Conference Academic Honors in the Indiana Crossroads conference. He is a varsity letterman for the Saints in swimming and cross country, served as a Statehouse Ambassador and is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard, CPR and first aid. He was Zion Lutheran School salutatorian in 2009.
“Science allows us to get an inside look at what God has created for us on this earth. I believe it will only strengthen our faith if we learn more about science,” Turner wrote. “We have learned of marvelous objects that point to God. It is scientific discoveries that merge science and faith; all things lead to the cross.”