A 2013 Greenwich High School graduate has been named winner of a $10,000 scholarship from the Lighthouse Guild, a New York-based national vision and healthcare non-profit. Katheryn Webster, who recently completed her freshman year at Wake Forest University, was one of 23 visually-impaired high school and undergraduate students singled out for their personal and academic achievements by the Lighthouse Guild this year.
Webster has suffered from vision impairment since birth, but said she refuses to let it hinder her ambitions.
“Blindness is a single characteristic that does not define me,” she said in a release, “but instead describes me.”
At Wake Forest, Webster is pursuing a double major in mathematical business and economics.
The scholarships will allow Webster and her fellow winners to continue their upwards trajectories said Lighthouse Guild CEO and President Alan Morse.
“At Lighthouse Guild, we believe in cultivating a culture of life-long learning, from our pre-school students and college-bound young people to the adults and seniors we serve,” he said. “Through scholarships and grants, we help deserving students embark on and continue successful college careers. We’re pleased to recognize and reward our 2014 scholars as they take this important next step in their remarkable lives.”