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Christine Solis, daughter of Jim Solis, Smith Filter Corporation

Receiving the 2006 NAFA scholarship helped me pursue my dreams in college; I was able to graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on communication and journalism. While attending ASU I was fortunate to be a part of the Phoenix Suns Dancers as well as an active member of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.

After graduating I married my high school sweetheart and we moved to New Jersey to help run Smith Filter East. My husband and I worked there for 3 years while I also danced for the New York Knicks. We are currently living in Trophy Club, Texas right outside Dallas where I am a stay at home mom to a 14 month old son and we are expecting a daughter around Thanksgiving.

I am very grateful to have been the recipient of the NAFA scholarship and truly believe that the organization does great things for college students.