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Jacob Sauls

Jacob Sauls
  • Escondido, California
  • Escondido High School

James W. Lewis, for whom this scholarship is named, has dedicated his life and work to a commitment to a plethora of virtues. The two virtues that I think I best embody are a commitment to community engagement and volunteerism and creating leadership among youth. I will continue to encapsulate these virtues and uplift and inspire those that come after me. As I have gotten older, my greatest fear has evolved. Now I not only fear being average because I want greater for myself, but because I want greater for those in my city that come after me. I want to set a precedent of excellence in my town, as opposed to the current trend of mediocrity, so that one day kids from Escondido won't have to grow up against the same odds I did.

Scholarships Awarded in 2021: NSHSS James W. Lewis Collegiate Global Leader Scholarship

The NSHSS James W. Lewis Collegiate Global Leader Scholarship is for college students who have demonstrated in an outstanding manner the values of NSHSS Co-founder and President James W. Lewis.