Faith Christian School has established a scholarship in memory of Nikki Clark.
At the time of her unexpected passing, Clark was in her third year on the Board of Directors of Faith Christian School and was head of the Personnel Committee. She dedicated 18 years to Edward Jones Investments where she served for 11 years as branch office administrator and seven years as a licensed financial advisor.
The Nikki Clark Scholarship will be awarded each year to a new high school student who demonstrates key characteristics that were evident in the life of Nikki Clark: character and service. The 2014-15 recipient of the scholarship is Abigail Balasoto.
Balasoto is coming to Faith Christian School after serving in a leadership role in the National Junior Honor Society, where she was instrumental in directing school and community service initiatives. In her local church, Balasoto assists in the children’s program and outreach ministry while serving in her youth group. Along with a stellar academic performance, Balasoto is a gifted artist and brings a strong sense of initiative and ownership to her school and extracurricular involvement.
The Nikki Clark Scholarship was established in June in memory of a true servant and proponent of Christian Education. Clark accepted Christ in 2006 and served in her local church as an AWANA leader and Sunday school teacher to senior high girls. In addition, she volunteered at the Pregnancy Care Center where she counseled and encouraged young women to choose life. Clark was named to the Pregnancy Care Center Board of Directors for 2014.
Clasrk also was actively involved in C12, a Christian business organization, and was voted their 2013 Business Woman of the Year. Independently, she was involved in the lives of many young local business women. She mentored them spiritually and helped them grow their businesses in a godly way.