ROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times
Two young ladies were recognized Monday at the Seward County Commission’s regular meeting.
Maggie McIntire and Mya Fabbro are this year’s recipients of Seward County Scholarships. The county offers two $400 scholarship awards each year to a child or grandchild of a Seward County employee, and the students must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
McIntire is the daughter of Brian and Jamie McIntire. Her future plans are to become an elementary teacher in hopes of impacting young children to become anything they desire to be, regardless of any hardships that may come their way.
“Maggie is a self-driven individual and a problem solver,” Administrator April Warden said. “She always meets any challenges with vigor and determination to complete the task on time and correctly.”
Warden said McIntire too is what some call a mover.
“Not only is Maggie taking her regular high school classes, she is also enrolled in classes at our local community college, has a job, and on top of all that, she has completed 30.25 hours of community service,” Warden said. “She is very organized and knows how to manage her time.”
Warden added McIntire’s strengths also include flexibility, rigor, self-improvement and reflection.
“Reflection is something she is very comfortable with, as well as receiving feedback and constructive criticism from her classmates and teachers to improve her abilities,” Warden said.
McIntire is involved in golf, volleyball, softball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society and is an active member of First Southern Baptist Church, where she volunteers for vacation Bible school and other church activities.
“Maggie is a team player and works for the good of all those around,” Warden said. “She always has a smile or a word of encouragement to share with everyone. She is a very respectful, trustworthy and dependable young woman who knows no strangers. Maggie is very hard working and will accomplish the goals she has set for her future.”
Fabbro is the daughter of Mark and Angela Davis. She plans to attend Seward County Community College, where she will complete her prerequisite classes before moving on to further her education at Wichita State and major in dental hygiene.
Fabbro looks forward to changing people’s lives, like her smile changed hers, and making her dreams become a reality through become a dental hygienist.
“Those who know Mya watched her grow into a remarkable young lady,” Warden said. “Mya is very determined at everything she sets her mind to, setting her goals high and working hard to achieve her goals.”
Fabbro has shown outstanding leadership skills by being involved in cross country, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, yearbook, student council and FFA.
“Her dedication and involvement in the yearbook department is impeccable,” Warden said. “She has been named a section editor, junior editor as well as co-editor, positions only granted to dependable, hard-working students. Her FFA leadership activities earned her the Greenhand Degree and Star Discovery Degree, and Mya served as the FCA secretary/treasurer.”
Accelerating herself in her education, Fabbro has taken advanced courses and has completed numerous college classes giving her a head start on her college career.
In completeing this rigorous coursework, Fabbro has earned the title of salutatorian for the Class of 2022.
“Mya has consistently maintained her status on National Honor Society and on the superintendent honor roll, receiving the highly regarded Triple A Award, and being awarded highest GPA in Biology I and English III also shows Mya’s perseverance in achieving academic excellence,” Warden said.
Fabbro is also involved in giving to her community through many community service projects.
“She is a hard working, reliable and personable young lady with high moral standards and a positive attitude,” Warden said.