On August 23, 2017 NFP Sports Co-Founder, James Thomson presented Montville high school senior, Kristiyana Petrova, with the NFP Sports Top Seller Scholarship from the 2013/2014 school year. The presentation was made at CorePlus Credit Union's headquarters in Norwich, CT.
Petrova earned this award by selling frozen cheesecakes for the Montville High School Girls' Lacrosse team during her freshman year. This statewide achievement is given annually to a student who raised the most money for their team selling fundraising products. Petrova sold 120 cheesecakes during of the team's two week fundraising campaign.
From the beginning of the fundraiser, Petrova was dedicated to selling her product. In an interview with The Day, she mentioned “I was so passionate, not about cheesecakes — but selling them”. Her passion was rooted from a young age when she moved to America with her mother at the age of seven. She always set goals and consistently surpassed the limits she set.
"Kristiyana's story is inspiring. To know that her performance during one of our campaigns inspired her to set her sights higher and accomplish many other things during her high school career is heartwarming,” said Thomson. “I believe I speak for everyone at NFP Sports when I say that she embodies what being a High Impact Performer is all about. We look forward to seeing her go onto great things in college and beyond”.
Since her amazing fundraising performance, Kristyana has worked three part-time jobs, in addition to her studies. She graduated from Montville High School this past June.
By becoming the Top Seller for her year, Petrova earned a $1,000 scholarship towards her college career. She is off to study at Babson College this fall, where she looks forward to studying all facets of business.
We wish Kristiyana the very best at Babson College and beyond! Keep up the great work!