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2007 Scholarship Winner: Daniel Ivins

Thursday, July 19, 2007 @ 1:43 PM
Congratulations Dan!

My name is Dan Bivins. I am a 21 year old Downs syndrome man, who is hoping to attend college in September, 2007. I am currently a Post Grad at Weymouth High School and currently work 16 hours a week at VCA Animal Hospital in Weymouth, MA. I am hoping to attend either Bridgewater State College or Mount Ida College to obtain my Veterinary Assistant Certificate. I will continue to work at VCA Animal Hospital during my college education.

I am also the current Director of the Massachusetts Best Buddy Foundation. I just attended our annual conference in Indiana this past July. It was great. I learned so much.

I have lived with my Aunt Kerry and Uncle Bruce since I was seven years old. They are my Permanent Guardians and are awesome. They want me to be all that I can be. My Papa was with us until last May. He was very old and passed away. My aunt took care of him too.

I want to go to college to help animals. I have two Australian shepherds and they love me very much. I know that I can help other animals if I am given the chance. I do a great job at VCA.

I hope you will consider my application. I have over one year experience at the animal hospital and will be staying there for a very long time. I would like to better myself from a Veterinary Technician Assistant to a real Veterinary Assistant.

Daniel R. Bivins

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