STEAM Academy junior wins scholarship, photo shoot

FRANKFORT, KY (Sept. 10, 2015) - Katelyn Mofield, a junior at STEAM Academy in Lexington, is the winner of the “Promote Your School” essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). She earned a $500 college scholarship and the opportunity for her school to be featured in future college planning materials published by KHEAA.

She is the daughter of Sharon Mofield-Boswell and Jeffrey Boswell.

Mofield chose to answer the topic “My aspiration for my generation.” She wrote that she wanted her generation to make the world a better place and that hers is a generation “capable of enormous passion.”

One judge wrote that Mofield’s essay was “exceptionally well conceptualized and constructed; virtually lyrical in its positivism and optimism.”

KHEAA staff presented Mofield with a certificate at her school. Counselor Eric Ridd also accepted a certificate honoring STEAM Academy as the Kentucky 2016 Model School, which will be featured in upcoming college planning materials.

The contest, held annually since 2003, was open to all rising Kentucky high school juniors and offered a choice of four essay topics.

Mofield and other academy students will participate in a photo shoot at the school. The pictures will be used by KHEAA in free college planning guides for high school students, as well as posters, brochures and other publications. KHEAA is the state agency that administers grants, Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), work-study and savings programs.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 67214.


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