Ms. Desiree Hawks

Awarded $2,500 on 8/15/2005

In Spring 2005, Desiree Hawks graduated from high school eighth out of a class of 62 and will attend Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where she will focus on gasoline and diesel mechanics and auto body repair.  Desiree has always been good with her hands and worked alongside her grandfather repairing cars since she was a little girl.  

Her goal is to be admitted to a graduate program at UTI where she can specialize in the mechanical and electrical systems for a specific automaker, preferably Mercedes Benz or BMW.  Diagnosed with a learning disorder at an early age, she would like to give back to the community once she graduates by serving as a role model for kids who struggle in school to show them that education comes in many forms.