Local student wins Independent Karate School scholarship

The Independent Karate School is proud to announce that Anna Correia, of Merrimack, is the 2017 recipient of their annual Craig Hutchinson memorial Scholarship.

A senior at Merrimack High School, Correia has ranked in the highest academic percentile for her class, and will graduate as Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. A National Honor Society member, she has been highly involved in New Hampshire State championship level Science Olympiads, competing at the national level. She has also been very active in color guard and chorus, attaining leadership positions in both of those activities. She also gives time to local camps as a counselor and as an altar server in her church.

Correia has been a member of the karate school for 13 years, and has not only devoted time to teaching children’s karate classes, but also cultivated several mentoring relationships with her peers. Believing in the school’s code of volunteer service and using strength to build up and sustain the community, Correia is a constant presence at the volunteer engagements that the Independent Karate School offers on a multi-year basis. Her scholarship will enable her to study architectural engineering at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, where many of her family members also attended.

To learn more about the IKS and the opportunities it affords to its students, visit iksnh.com.