Mercy High School senior Brooke Burghardt (Courtesy Harrison Communications)
Mercy teen earns scholarship based on desire to end human trafficking
April 09, 2013
By Catholic Review Staff
Pope Francis isn’t the only one concerned about human trafficking. Mercy High School senior Brooke Burghardt also has a desire to put
an end to human trafficking and provide educational opportunities for girls
Burghardt was recently selected as the winner of the 2013
Girls Gone Great scholarship essay contest sponsored by WomanTalk Live, a radio
program and online community founded by entrepreneur Ann Quasman. More than 300 essays from across the state were submitted.
“We hear too often that teens lack motivation and are
apathetic,” said Quasman. “But in reality, many young women are accomplishing
great things and setting the stage for the next generation of leadership.”
Quasman said that focusing on the leadership qualities of
today’s teens and young women is the inspiration of the Girls Gone Great essay
“Brooke represents the future, not just for women, but for
the next class of leadership for our country,” Quasman said. “She is
articulate, thoughtful and mindful of her place in the larger community and how
she can improve it.”
Burghardt, who won a $3,000 scholarship courtesy of
Talkradio 680 WCBM, Raskin Global’s Women Getting Wise on Wealth and the
Baltimore Power Group, discovered her passion after attending a conference for
Mercy High Schools from around the nation and Guam. Recently she attended the
Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
“I am pleased to accept this award and look forward to
exploring ways that I can make the world better for women and girls,” Burghardt
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