This morning at the Upper Division Morning Meeting, four Academy juniors were surprised and presented with University of Rochester Awards. Each year, participating high schools may nominate up to four qualified students, one for each of these awards. All nominees will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year.
The awards went out to:
Roshan Warman received the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award for high achievement and rigor in science classes. High PSAT or SAT Math scores. Positive contributions to their school and with the larger community.
Kanishka Ekanayake received the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award forcommitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues. Leadership and dedication to community action. Strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social.
Artemii Stepanets received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award for strong leadership experience at school and in the community. High grades and challenging courses. Extensive involvement in extracurricular activities.
Beatriz Sandin received the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology for strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area. Exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry. Leading other students to new approaches to old problems.