Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. will be surprising Monica Aros with an oversized check in the amount of $20,000 as part of its Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program at
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School. Monica was placed in foster care at the
tender age of 3, but still managed to succeed both academically and athletically.
Today, she holds a 3.9 GPA and skillfully took on competition in volleyball, softball,
basketball, soccer and cheer. Monica has used both academics and athletics to stay
focused and motivated, earning awards such as Best Midfielder for soccer, Scholar
Athlete Awards Libero in volleyball, AP Scholar, and the California State Senate
Award. She was elected VP and Treasurer of Girls in Athletics, a club that spreads
awareness regarding inequalities and promotes physical activity within her own
community. Monica’s familiarity with the foster system has enabled her to support
students navigating the same situation, providing guidance for children at risk. With
acceptances to 13 universities, Monica intends to use her education to find methods
of improving the foster care system.
Now in its seventh year, The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors 20
outstanding student athletes a year with a $20,000 college scholarship for
demonstrating academic excellence and exemplifying strong leadership skills both
in sports and within their communities.