Congratulations to Christina Swafford
2018 Dreams Scholarship Winner
The Abby’s Closet Board of Directors along with the Dreams Scholarship Committee are proud to announce the winner for the 2018 Abby’s Closet Dreams Scholarship. Christina Swafford has been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship award. Christina is from Athena, Oregon, located 230 miles east of Portland, and 18 miles northeast of Pendleton, Oregon. She is a senior at Weston McEwen High School, varsity tennis captain and a member of National Honor Society. Christina is active in her community, working to collect Christmas gifts for Veterans, volunteering for local organizations, and collecting prom dresses from her peers to distribute to other girls. When Christina heard about Abby’s Closet, she was excited, as she had been doing a similar activity on a smaller scale–loaning dresses to girls in her community for the past four years. Christina had the privilege to receive 100 dresses from Abby’s Closet to distribute in Athena and surrounding communities. This amazing opportunity has allowed more girls the chance to find their dream prom dress.
Christina will be attending Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in the fall of 2018 to study Psychology and Spanish. Christina plans to become a clinical psychologist in order to work with veterans and their families, an issue that is close to her, as her father is a Marine Corps veteran. Christina is ambitious, and extremely excited about her future and the chance to be a member of the Abby’s Closet family!