Second Annual National Student Day Winners Announced

Nov 05, 2012, 10:16 ET from National Association of College Stores

Top 3 stories of volunteerism receive scholarships

OBERLIN, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual National Student Day contest.


More than 170 college students from across North America and Canada submitted stories of their volunteer work. Stories were then voted on, and the three most popular received scholarships; seven randomly selected stories received iPads.

The grand prize winner of a $3,000 scholarship is Sahand Seifimamaghani from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His entry, Far From Home, received 1,624 votes. It talked about his volunteer work as an international student with the MUN Iranian Student Society.

Laura Schlapp from Wichita State University received a $2,000 scholarship for her second-place entry, s-eyes_aspx_>s-eyes_aspx_>Seeing Life Through Someone Else's Eyes. Schlapp's entry explained her volunteer work with her sorority, Delta Gamma, and the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Kid's Club. It received 1,376 votes.

Receiving a $1,000 scholarship for third place with 1,033 votes is Hanna LaRochelle from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. LaRochelle's entry, Nicaragua, explains how she volunteered abroad with the Fabretto Children's Foundation in Nicaragua.  

The seven randomly selected winners receiving iPad 3s include:

National Student Day, sponsored by NACS, is a day dedicated to celebrating and promoting social responsibility by college students. It was celebrated on Oct. 4 by more than 1,500 college stores across North America and Canada. Next year's National Student Day is scheduled for Oct. 3, 2013.

About NACS

Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at

SOURCE National Association of College Stores