Kalin Wilson of in Roswell has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Discus Award winner for her achievements in the areas of Arts, Community Service and Government.
"When I was a child I first started to realize my love of writing and poetry," Wilson writes in her multimedia profile on the Discus Awards Winners Gallery.
The high school graduate, who lives in River Terrace with her family, was diagnosed with scoliosis during her freshman year. In an effort to occupy herself after corrective surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta she started making keychains with the goal of giving them to other patients on her floor.
"It was important for me to give back to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta because they changed my life and countless others," she writes in her profile.
Wilson will attend Pace University in New York this fall. Planning to enroll in the Lubin School of Business, she will seek a double major in Business Management, followed by a Jurist Doctorate.
The Discus Awards is a national program that provides recognition and scholarship opportunities to all-around high school students who excel in three of ten key attributes. Wilson is now eligible for 2011-2012 Discus Awards scholarships.