Maggie Nelson has always been a hard worker, but she felt like her goals were just out of reach due to the constraints of her situation. “Growing up in a small farming community, I felt that I was at odds to finish a four-year degree and compete at NCAA Division 1 for track and field,” she says.
Now, Maggie will be graduating from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Spring 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management, with minors in Business Administration and in Communications. She is a four-year recipient of the Joe and June Fulton Scholarship through Innovia Foundation.
Throughout college, Maggie worked as a nanny, farmhand and hostess. She excelled both academically and in track and field, while still making time for a range of community service activities—including volunteering with a food bank, church service projects, Santa Express and the South Hill Bible Church AWANA.