Thank You Letter: Aurya Downey

My name is Aurya Downey, I attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort. I have had a
great college experience, I am so glad I made the decision to go to the east coast and play
soccer while pursuing my degree. I have been able to meet so many new people from all over
the world that have become close friends, both in soccer and within the community. I also really
enjoy getting to experience the southern culture, it is very different from the northwest. In South
Carolina there is a lot of history throughout the area along with beautiful Spanish moss,
alligators, and the white sand beaches are a bonus too! I’m very excited to be graduating early
this spring with an undergraduate degree in Pre-Med Biology and continuing my education at
Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida where I will continue my soccer career and earn a
masters in Health Science before I attend medical school. The Meridian Public School
Foundation has been a huge help in supporting me in all I do and helping me be able to obtain
my goals. I want to say a huge thank you and I really appreciate all the support over the years!