Meet Paul Keppel Jr., USA Scholarship winner
Mr. Paul Keppel Jr. was one of three students selected for the 2015 Union Services Access Scholarship.
In his application essay, Paul described how he has learned many leadership skills and the importance of strength in numbers from his father, Paul Keppel Sr. of CWA 13000, and his fellow union members.
“The union is a brotherhood where everybody sticks together side by side. Seeing all of this has motivated me to have the work ethic I possess today. This has shaped me into being a leader who understands the value of helping others.”
A dedicated student, Paul completed 12 honors and advanced placement courses in math, science, history and foreign language during his four years at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. During his senior year, he was one of only three students selected to take a summer college course at St. Joseph’s University and received an A. As a junior, he participated in a selective Chilean exchange program and improved his Spanish-speaking skills to a conversational level.
Paul is a freshman at Edinboro University, where he is studying pre-pharmacy. He will transfer to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he has been accepted into the college’s doctorate of pharmacy program.