Lauryn Santos has had a passion for finance since she was young. Well, younger. At 14, she began buying and trading stocks, and now at the ripe old age of 17 she has a portfolio she nurtures the way an avid gardener might care for an exotic orchid.
“I think it’s thrilling to see your investment grow over the years,” she said in a recent interview. “It’s so fulfilling.”
Lauryn is the first recipient of Reborn Cabinet’s $1,000 annual scholarship. Her essay about the three qualities she would implement to build a successful organization resonated with our judges, who found her emphasis on leadership, organization, and the opportunity for personal growth to be both compelling and insightful. Currently a senior at Wolcott High School in Connecticut, Lauryn will be heading to Quinnipiac University in the fall, where she’ll enter an accelerated program to earn both her Bachelor’s and MBA degrees in financing in just four years. Eventually, she’d like to work in the financing department of a big New York firm, but for now she’s focused on her immediate future.
“I’m looking forward to the independence of living on campus,” Lauryn said, as well as the organized structure of her course load. She’s also grateful for her parent’s unflagging – if nervous! – support as she strikes out on her own for the first time. Thankfully, Quinnipiac University is just a 30-minute drive from home, so she won’t be too far from her family and friends.
In addition to her affinity for finance, Lauryn is also a mover and shaker in an entirely different way – she’s been dancing competitively since she was old enough to stand.
At Reborn Cabinets, we’re thrilled to be able to help Lauryn achieve her education goals. Our commitment to improving the lives of those who turn to us for top-of-the-line products and expert renovation services are just a few of the reason why we’ve become one of Southern California’s largest and most reputable home improvement companies. As Lauryn writes in her essay:
“While creating a sustainable organization is hard, having core values to stand by, like Reborn Cabinets does, will ensure the organization is continuously successful.”
We couldn’t agree more, and we’re sure Ms. Santos will achieve just as much success in her career as well. Congratulations, Lauryn, on a job well done.