High Point student earns hero scholarship

| 23 May 2014 | 03:27

Ashley Suzanne Craig of High Point Regional High School was one of 22 students in the state to receive a $5,000 Spirit of a Hero scholarship to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities.

The scholarship was launched by state First Lady Mary Pat Christie in 2013.

Four years ago, Craig created the non-profit foundation S.A.B.B. — Students Against Being Bullied. As a victim of bullying herself, Craig knows the importance of having resources for young people to reach out to in times of distress, the goal of her non-profit. Craig has more than 120 presentations, implementing the program at her own high school and has committed thousands of hours to make SABB a success.

She will be attending Eastern Kentucky University or Sussex Community College this fall.

“This year’s Spirit of a Hero recipients are a deserving group of young people who are making a difference and changing lives in their communities,” said Christie said. “From anti-bullying programs and initiatives for the homeless to redistributing musical instruments to students in need, I’m overwhelmed by the commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrated by these young men and women. New Jersey Heroes is once again proud to recognize their accomplishments and provide this scholarship program to help them pursue a successful future.”