Dear Supporters of the Allegany County Area Foundation,

Lindsey SickI am writing to thank you for the time and effort you have dedicated to providing financial assistance to the students of Allegany County. The scholarships I received as a senior at Wellsville High School in 2006 opened the door for me to a world of invaluable opportunities and experiences. Were it not for the generous financial support of my home community, I probably would not have dared to enroll at Middlebury College, a private school costing over $45,000 per year to attend. My time at Middlebury was so far the most formative and rewarding period of my life, and your support helped make it possible.

At Middlebury I majored in Spanish and French, but took full advantage of the liberal arts curriculum. I studied fascinating topics like animal rights, racist humor, and the use of torture in a philosophy course called Contemporary Moral Issues. I examined the history and current state (or I might say, crisis) of prison systems in the Sociology of Punishment. I helped develop and implement an Individualized Education Plan for a middle school student with significant developmental disabilities during one of my field placements as a Teacher Education minor. I spent six months at the University of Poitiers in France, where I studied sociolinguistics but learned much more about myself and life outside of my comfort zone.

I am grateful for your generosity and appreciate the great work that you do for the community.

Lindsey Sick