My name is Jazmyn Baldwin, daughter of Abel Baldwin from the OPCMIA Local 518 in Kansas City, Missouri. My father has been serving as a plasterer for 20 years. I graduated this year from Holden High School, where I ranked third in my class with a 4.2 GPA. In high school I was involved in the marching band, cheerleading, Student Council, and National Honor Society.
In the fall I will be attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, where I will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish. I want to work on the advancement and construction of prosthetic and artificial organs when I enter the workforce.
I am extremely grateful for receiving this scholarship, and I cannot thank the Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund enough!