Phillip Daily is Awarded the Mark Music Memorial Scholarship for 2012-2013
Phillip Daily has been described by one of his teachers as “demonstrating extraordinary intellectual ability and an incredible degree of focus and intensity of purpose.” It is because of these qualities and many others that the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho scholarship committee members have chosen him as the recipient of the Mark Music scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year.
The diagnosis of epilepsy three years ago has brought many changes to Phillip’s life. Yet, even with having his independence challenged and having to make concessions, it has not stopped his positive outlook. “Ultimately, I still feel blessed, even in the face of my condition. In comparison to some people I know, I have it really easy and I know it. It is because of this that I choose to face my challenges without complaint, worry or stress. There simply isn’t any other way to do it.”
Phillip’s future goals involve a degree in anthropology with a specialization in archeology, and ultimately, a doctorate degree from his favorite school, the University of Chicago. As a child, he was notorious for digging holes all over his backyard in search of little “treasures.” Other interests include everything from recreation to academics, and Phillip is a dedicated learner who loves to read, research and increase his knowledge.
He is a volunteer in his community. His football coach remarked: “Phil is a great mixture of academics, athletics and civic service. He never ceases to impress me with his positive attitude and he never let his epilepsy hold him back.”
We at the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho wish Phillip the best of luck in his future endeavors.