''I am extremely grateful, and there are no words to describe the excitement and happiness I feel knowing that I received the Rockford Promise Scholarship. With this scholarship I will be able to work fewer hours so I can prioritize college and my life as a student. This means a lot for my future and also my family's future. Receiving the scholarship made me be hopeful and believe that anything can be accomplished if you work hard and never give up on your dreams. As a defense attorney, I will treat my clients and everyone who crosses my path with kindness. I will help to make our community better.''