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Announcing the Fall 2021 Winner of The Solomon Law Group Scholarship

Published on Sep 10, 2021 at 3:46 pm in News & Community.

At The Solomon Law Group, we pride ourselves on giving back to our community however we can. In 2018, we decided to start a scholarship that lets us give back to the community and enhance our nation’s ability to educate future generations. Our campaign was a tremendous success so we have been happy to continue it. The last submission period for our scholarship– Fall 2021– just came to a close. We were truly humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the overall quality of every essay.

Thank you to every student who applied!

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Makenna Campbell-Hutts of Tallahassee, Florida!

Makenna will be starting her first year as a graduate student in the Higher Education Masters Degree program at Florida State University.

Here was the essay prompt:

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

Here is Makenna’s essay:

“The stage is dark. A single stool and a standing microphone sit center stage. The stagehand announces my name and I walk to the center stage, the crowd going wild. I clear my throat and begin my set. The arena air is full of joy and laughter because I am a world-famous comedian. I live in New York City, entertaining a full house every night while I live a casual life during the day. I spend my days financially free going to all the local coffee shops I find. I grace the red carpet as humble as ever in my big t-shirt and jeans just in time to get a sneak peek of a new movie not yet released. I spend my money moving my parents to their dream home and ensuring my sisters finish their college experience debt free.

I always told people when I was nine years old that I would be a cop by day and a comedian by night so I could arrest anyone who refused to laugh at my jokes, a dream job I have since evolved from. I have always had the gift of making people laugh, getting a rise out of anyone by bringing a smile to their face was just something I loved. At twenty-two I still enjoy busting people at the seams from laughter. In high school my Student Government Association end of year superlative was most likely to be on Saturday Night Live. I pride myself on my ability to perform spot on impersonations of popular celebrities (available upon request), create humor out of even the worst circumstances and pull out a good dad joke now and then.

This past year I mildly fulfilled this dream by bringing two famous comedians to my college campus for our Homecoming week. Mary Beth Barone and Sydnee Washington had the whole campus bent over in laughter. If I were famous, I would aim to be a great comedian like them; relatable, energetic and impossibly funny. Until I become famous like them I will stick to humoring those around me with the best humor a college student can come up with.

Although my career is going to be in education, I still work to bring humor into everything I do. Life is never too terrible that one can’t find something to laugh about at least once a day. In my career field I work to make even the most mundane tasks entertaining. I believe that there are moments in life that all you need is a smile to turn your destiny around and I aim to provide that smile. In an alternative world I’m sure that I am gracing the stage of the biggest arenas making millions smile but until then I’ll stick to my day job. In my real life I will be famous for how I make people feel with the way I love and lead which is close enough to fame for me. Until then, you can catch me watching reruns of Saturday Night Live acting out what could have been.”

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Congratulations again, Makenna! Good luck in all your future endeavors.

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