Area Students Receive Chick-fil-A Scholarships

Chick-fil-A Inc. has selected three students — Aixa Navarro of Wellington, and Hannah Gregory and Katie Gregory of The Acreage — as recipients of the chain’s $1,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Navarro and the Gregory twins were nominated by Rob Rabenecker Jr., operator of Chick-fil-A at the Mall at Wellington Green. All three young ladies have worked for Chick-fil-A for more than three years. Navarro currently attends Florida Atlantic University and is studying education, with plans to become a high school teacher. Hannah and Katie Gregory will both attend Lee University in the fall. Hannah will major in psychology and counseling, and Katie will study nursing. Both plan to add a minor in missions to share their knowledge and kindness with people around the world.

“The program recognizes employees who demonstrate the leadership and character qualities to build a successful life, while offering tangible assistance to enrich their lives with education beyond high school,” Rabenecker said. “Aixa, Hannah and Katie all have the potential to accomplish great things.”

The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program began in 1973 out of founder Truett Cathy’s desire to motivate restaurant employees to further their education. Since the program’s inception, more than 3,100 team members have received scholarships, bringing the total amount to nearly $30 million. In addition, all recipients are eligible for Chick-fil-A’s S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, which provides an additional $1,000 scholarship to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients each year.