Congratulations to Molly McEvoy, our July 2020 Rising Star!
Molly was nominated by Jill Hoffart who had the following to say:
"I nominate Molly McEvoy for the Nebraska Hands and Voices, Guide by your Side Program's Riding Star award. During a very busy and confusing time at the end of her senior year, she committed to writing and presenting a speech for the Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, sponsored by the Optimist International. For her efforts, she was awarded the Omaha Breakfast Optimist Club scholarship in the amount of $1000. Congratulations Molly! Molly will be graduating from Ralston High School with a 3.96 GPA. She is very focused and self-motivated. By the time Molly started high school, she had decided to pursue an advanced degree in Neuropsychology. She was adamant she wanted to attend Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She remained unwavering in the goals she had set for four years until a few months ago, when she decided to attend Gallaudet University and has decided she would like to go into Pre-Law through their Honors Program in hopes to become an educational lawyer. Molly also loves sports and played on Ralston's basketball team from her freshman year until her junior year. During her senior year, she was given the opportunity to take a class at Iowa School for the Deaf, and play on ISD's basketball team. It was a transforming experience for Molly and we are so grateful for everyone who helped make this happen. Having Deaf teammates and having direct communication from her coaches gave her a confidence and a sense-of-self that difficult to explain. While playing basketball at ISD, she was named a DeafDigest All American, a NDIAA (National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association) Small Deaf Schools Second Team All American and was named to the GPSD (Great Plains Schools for the Deaf) All Star Team."