Scholars Recognized

Presidential & Dean's Scholars Named

Brianna BaileyBrianna Bailey, a 2011 graduate from Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, Michigan, was recently named the Presidential Scholar at York College for the 2011-12 freshman class. To be eligible, high school seniors must score a 30 or higher on the ACT (a 1320 on the SAT) exam.

The full tuition scholarship is York College’s most prestigious award recognizing the academic achievement as well as high moral character of the student. Finalists were invited to campus in the spring for an interview with President Steve Eckman as well as an interview with several members of the York College faculty.

In response to an essay topic, Brianna wrote, “Being raised by a Christian family, I lived my life by the fruit of the spirit: loving my family and friends, finding joy in life, exuding peace in my obligations, displaying patience with those around me, trying to be kind no matter what, doing my best to be an example of goodness, having faith in what I could not convince disbelievers was real, being gentle with others, and having self-control over my words and my actions.”

After an application and interview process, two graduating seniors were also recently awarded Dean’s Scholarships, which are worth 75% of tuition. Jessica Bos of Bellevue, Nebraska, is going to be a graduate of Bellevue High School and will be a Criminal Justice major. Jenny Long of Lovell, Wyoming, is going to be a graduate of Lovell High School and will major in Vocal Music Education .

Congratulations to these high-achieving students on their accomplishments and this well-deserved recognition.

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