Mhari Reid left the hustle and bustle of snowy Rochester, New York, and relocated with her family, to the quiet, slower-paced life of southwest Virginia. “I instantly fell in love with this area and the mountains surrounding every town. It slightly reminded me of the Adirondacks, where my family would go camping each summer.”
A creative mind with a lot of energy, Mhari immediately embraced the opportunities the region has for outdoor activities. Her favorite was utilizing all the great hiking trails. “During my time living in this area, I’ve done every single hike suggested to me, and even more.”
When the time came to select a college, Mhari decided to enroll at King.
As with most students there were a variety of reasons, but one of the preeminent was being awarded the Sniders Honors Scholarship. She explains how the support from the scholarship has been invaluable toward recognizing her professional goals, “the scholarship assisted me immensely as a college student because I come from a large family and pay a majority of my college expenses. And it also makes my hard work and dedication to my education feel valued and appreciated.”
Mhari says about her time at King, “Being at King has been great so far! I’ve made some of my closest friendships here.” It’s the people that define a university – that make it a special, memorable place. Even more, it is the support from alumni and friends that continue to help create this wonderful environment and fosters the development of exceptional young people just like Mhari.