Future Legends researcher receives award and completes first novel

Peggy Brooks and Josh Kapusinski


The Future Legends Fellowship Program, now in its 11th year, “is pleased to recognize the achievements of one of its current Fellows,” according to a press release. Josh Kapusinski, who is enrolled at Grove City College, www.gcc.edu, recently became the recipient of the Hilda Adam Kring Award. This award honors English Literature majors who demonstrate both academic achievement and the creative potential for professional success in the field. Additionally, Kapusinski was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Leadership Honor Society. Membership is limited to the top 3% of students on campus whose GPA qualifies them to be in the top 35% of their class.

Dr. Hilda Adam Kring has been Professor of Literature and Communication Arts at Grove City College for more than 44 years, teaching courses in folklore, mythology, journalism, advanced writing, and teaching methods of English from 1967 until her retirement in 1985. She was active in the Grove City community and in university affairs. The award that bears his name represents a significant achievement for students seeking a career in writing – and are dedicated to that goal.

The cover of "awakening" by Joshua Kapusinski

The cover of “The Awakening” by Joshua Kapusinski


Kapusinski recently completed her first novel, The Wars of the Republic: The Awakening, which will be available on Amazon on June 12. The book is the first in a multi-volume science fiction series that explores the cost of mankind’s quest for immortality.

“I am indebted to the leadership, mentorship and support I received from Future Legends as it guided me in my academic and personal endeavors,” Kapusinki observed.

Future Legends mentor Peggy Brooks observed, “It has been a privilege to mentor Josh. From our first meeting, I understood what an exceptional and talented young man he was. I’m thrilled, but not at all surprised, that Josh is already producing his first published novel – and I look forward to his future accomplishments.

“Being a mentor and helping scholars like Josh achieve these milestones is very meaningful,” said Vearl Smith, Founding President of Future Legends. “His literary skills and commitment to writing and editing will set Josh on the path to great success,” Smith concluded.

For more information on The Awakening and its author, visit www.joshuakapusinski.com.

Future Legends is a Rancho Santa Fe-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing mentors and financial support to deserving high school students entering college. Visit futurelegends.org.

Irene B. Bowles