Hello, my name is Hailey Shaw. First, I would like to thank the OPCMIA for this amazing scholarship opportunity that I have received. I would not have been able to do this without my father or the OPCMIA, and I am so grateful to have been awarded this opportunity.

Throughout my high school years, I was a part of various clubs such as ambassadors, which I lead; I was part of National Honor Society, and I also participated in softball and tennis all four years of high school. I was the president of my choir, which I was a part of all four years as well. I have volunteered over 70 hours throughout my high school years. After finishing high school with a 3.975 GPA and 19th in my class, I will be attending The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a major in social work.

None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for my dad. He has taught me hard work and determination does pay off. My Dad, Rustin Shaw is a member of Local 11, based in Lake County, Illinois. He has also been part of the OPCMIA for 32 years, which my family and I will be forever grateful for, as this Union has provided many opportunities for all of us. I would again like to thank the OPCMIA so much for this scholarship that will help me as I further my education.