Annika Eng, a 2021 graduate of Smithfield High School, has been selected to receive a STAR scholarship of $ 2,500 from PEO Sisterhood. She was recommended by PEO Chapter I of Hampton.
Eng is the SHS Class of 2021 Salvatorian. She also attended the Governor’s School for the Arts, where she studied jazz piano. Eng was a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, founded the Social Justice Club, and was a mentor to Ignition. She has served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, served as a student representative on Smithfield City Council, interned with Norfolk City Council and served as a Senate page for Senator Mark Warner.
Eng is a member of the Benn United Methodist Church, where she performs in the Praise Band. She is the daughter of Fred and Julie Eng.
The PEO STAR scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for outstanding high school women to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada during the next academic year. The competitive STAR scholarship is for women who demonstrate excellence in leadership, education, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success. PEO has awarded $ 14.9 million in STAR scholarships since 2009.
PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) celebrates the women who have been helping women reach the stars for over 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the non-profit organization has helped more than 116,000 women pursue their educational goals by providing more than $ 383 million in grants, scholarships, prizes and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. To learn more about PEO and its philanthropies, visit peointernational.org.