Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund
Tara Katherine Yeager

Tara was the class valedictorian at Northview High School.  She is interested in attending Purdue University and study engineering.  She looks to pursue interests in the aeronautical or mechanical engineering fields. 

Besides graduating number one in her class and having outstanding test scores Tara has very impressive letters of recommendations from two of her AP teachers.  Her AP Chemistry wrote: Tara is an exceptional student and an even better person.  She has outstanding curiosity and interest in both science and mathematics.  One thing that continues to impress me is her drive for excellence.  Tara’s character and leadership abilities are at the top of her class.  She is a person that leads by example and is a very dedicated and hard working student.  Her innovation, intelligence, character and curiosity set her apart from most of the students that I have ever come in contact with. I know that Tara’s success at Northview High School is only a small glimpse of what is in store for her future.”

Tara was always involved in many extra –curricular activities.  She participated in Marching Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and technical assistant for the Performing Arts Center.  She played on the tennis team all four years and in 2008 was the team Captain.  Tara was in National Honor Society and was a vice president in 2007 and 2008.

Tara is currently working on her private pilot’s license.

 Tara has also been very active in her community.  She is coordinator of the 2008 National Honor Society Blood Drive and has been a member of her church youth group participating in several community support projects.

The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund is extremely proud to have Tara as its 41st scholar. 

Tara on to attend Purdue University and provide pictures below:
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