Megan Baradic of Delafield, Wis., is thrilled she was chosen as the 2015 recipient of Silver Lake College’s Mother Generose Cahill Honors Scholarship.
“I was surprised and extremely excited to win the Mother Generose scholarship,” she said. “It’s like a dream, but real!”
Megan, who will be starting classes at Silver Lake College in the fall of 2015, plans to major in Music Education and would like to become an elementary music teacher.
Her parents, Kim and Tony, said they are proud of Megan’s accomplishments and are grateful to Silver Lake College and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity for their generosity of a full-tuition scholarship.
“We both are extremely excited for Megan to begin the next chapter of her life in such a caring atmosphere, and we are so grateful to everyone at Silver Lake College for this opportunity,” Kim said.
Megan, who was homeschooled, has enjoyed participating in church worship, youth group and open mics.
“Piano and voice are my primary instruments, but I also play guitar and ukelele," she said. "I sing and play music in a variety of genres, from classical to jazz to folk."
Megan said she also enjoys playing keyboard and singing for Sunday worship at church.
“Homeschooling has given me the chance to RV around the United States with my family for most of my childhood, the freedom to go at my own pace and excel, and the opportunity to meet many people and try new things,” Megan said.
She said she chose Silver Lake College because of its academic offerings and welcoming feel.
“I like the great people, personal atmosphere and strong academic program, especially in music," she said. "I like that they teach the Kodály method. I also like the beautiful campus, not too far from home.”
She looks forward to participating in Silver Lake College’s music ensembles and campus ministry.
Megan, who has one older brother, Gavin, enjoys painting, hiking, music and being with friends in her spare time.
She said she also volunteers at the Milwaukee County Zoo as a summer guide and teaches Sunday School whenever she can.