• Burleson High School senior Amelia Flug recently won a $10,000 scholarship from the Burleson Rotary Club. BURLESON STAR/COURTESY PHOTO

Flug awarded Rotary Club Scholarship

An eight-hour stint at Starbucks paid off for Amelia Flug April 27.

The 18-year-old senior at Burleson High School spent the time at Starbucks refining her essay for the Burleson Rotary Club’s scholarship contest.

While driving around that day, Flug received a call that she had won a $10,000 scholarship.

“I was so excited,” Flug said.

Flug was one of six finalists for the scholarship.

All graduating seniors from Burleson High School, Centennial High School, or other accredited school program (including home school) within the BISD service area were eligible to apply for the scholarship.

After graduation, Flug, who is currently ranked eighth in her class of 361 and has a 4.36 GPA, Flug plans to attend Texas A&M University and study Biomedical Engineering.

Flug would like going into a career in prosthetics, pharmaceuticals or cure research.

“I’ve been looking into Alzheimer’s or Leukemia research,” Flug said.

Flug saw information for the Rotary Club scholarship among a list of scholarships in the counselor’s office at Burleson High School.

“Honestly I didn’t know if I could win it,” Flug said.

Flug’s list of extracurricular activities is impressive. She is currently a member of the National Honor Society, Burleson New Beginnings Alateen Group and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

She has also been a member of the Key Club, the Sigma Swimming Club, the Burleson High School Student Council and the Burleson swim team. Competing with the swim team she was a team captain her senior year. She qualified for the regional swim meet all four years at Burleson.

Flug has also taught swim lessons for Sigma swimming.

Flug is the daughter of Coralee and has an older brother Nicolaus.

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