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For the second time in three years, a Waterford Senior has received the highly competitive Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Tony Liu will attend UNC Chapel Hill with all his expenses paid, including additional opportunities during the school year and summers.
You can read more about the Morehead-Cain here.
From our press release:
Tony Liu, a senior at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, was recently selected as a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious merit award program. Liu is the only Morehead-Cain scholar from Utah this year.
Liu serves as student body president and is first chair violist in the Waterford orchestra and small chamber ensembles. He also co-founded the history club at Waterford and helped the soccer team win two state championships. He is the son of Jian and Jie Liu of Lindon.
Among the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the United States, the Morehead-Cain pays all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, including the cost of a laptop computer and four summer enrichment and internship experiences. Additional funding is provided for educational and experiential opportunities during the academic years. The value of the scholarship is approximately $150,000 for an out-of-state student.
In addition to the fantastic results from the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, we recently received word that senior Jamie Duke won a National Silver Medal for her triptych self-portrait.
Our full press release is below:
Eighteen Waterford School students have been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for their achievements in drawing, painting, photography and writing. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers.
Waterford students earned 35 out of the 54 awards given to students in the state of Utah and were among more than 200,000 entries from across the United States. Three Waterford students were nominated for American Visions and Voices Awards out of a total of 5 from the western United States. In addition, Waterford Senior, Jamie Duke, won a National Silver Medal for photography. She was the only student from Utah to receive a national award. To see the Waterford students’ award-winning artwork visit http://bit.ly/GJaNoS.
The Waterford School’s High School Robotics Team, Ravens Robotics, recently won the 2012 Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Ravens Robotics and their alliance partners, Prototype X of the Leonardo Center, Salt Lake City, and Team Plasma of Mesa, Arizona, won a multi-day tournament that included 43 teams from 10 different states. FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics program that fosters the application of science and technology in a uniquely cooperative competitive setting.
The competition took place at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, March 15-17, with each team playing 11 matches to gain a spot in the elimination bracket. The Ravens Robotics team entered the elimination rounds as the underdog but worked closely with its two alliance partners to knock out the heavily favored number one alliance in the quarterfinal round. After this win, they were able to dominate the semi-final and final rounds. The winning alliance team of Ravens Robotics, Prototype X and Team Plasma is now invited to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, April 25-28.
Sandy, Utah (PRWeb) – 16 January, 2012 — The Waterford School is pleased to announce its charter membership in the Cum Laude Society. Waterford is currently the only school in Utah to have this distinction.
Beginning with the Class of 2012, the school will select a group of students each year to be inducted into Cum Laude. These students will be recognized for their academic achievements across all disciplines.
“Waterford has a long tradition of commitment to the ideals of liberal arts education. One of those ideals, is academic excellence: true and deep achievement in a broad range of disciplines. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize our finest scholars with a distinction that will carry weight at a national level,” said Dr. Brandon Bennett, Waterford Academic Dean.
Waterford Junior Sarah Chen is the youngest of six women on the US National Short Track Speed-Skating team, and she will compete in the World Cup event this month. Sarah was recently featured in a very nice article in the Deseret News — you can read more about her here.
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