As the Uncommon Student Award program approaches its November 4th culmination, the 26th annual Helen and Stanley How Presentation Day, you can join us today in commemorating the legacy of Mariah Becker, an inspiring USA student.
Mariah Ann Becker was born in Davenport, Iowa on September 21, 1982. She died there on November 5, 2002 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Although her life was short, her accomplishments were great, and her impact on others was tremendous. She was voted Outstanding Delegate at the Governor’s Conference and was captain of her Mock Trial team, being voted Outstanding Attorney for three years. Mariah was a national finalist in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She participated in band, choir, orchestra, marching band and show choir and was a member of National Honor Society and Key Club.
For the Hoover program, Mariah developed an internet web site to promote youth volunteerism in the community (www.qcyouthvolunteers.org).
We’re celebrating the Mariah Becker Volunteer Leadership Award endowment to empower future leaders in her name. The award recognizes a student project that embodies or promotes the spirit of volunteerism and leadership.
Your support will carry Mariah’s vision forward. Let’s keep her light shining bright for generations of USA students to come.