Canterbury High School hosted its annual Scholar Reception on Jan. 10, 2019, to recognize and celebrate the 2018-19 Canterbury Scholar Award and Malone Scholar Award recipients. On Thursday evening, Jessica Morales, Director of Enrollment Management, presented the Canterbury Scholar Award to ten students and the Malone Scholar award to one student.
Nearly 70 area Grade 8 students participated in this year's Canterbury Scholars Competition, an opportunity to compete for scholarships to attend Canterbury High School beginning in their freshman year. Ten students received the Canterbury Scholar Award, a $2,000 annual scholarship ($8,000 total for Canterbury High School).
In addition to the Canterbury Scholar Award, Canterbury recognizes a Grade 8 student each year with the Malone Scholar Award, a scholarship funded by the John Malone Foundation. Canterbury remains one of just 50 schools in the nation to be part of the prestigious Malone Scholars program, which provides funding of educational opportunities for academically talented and motivated students whose families demonstrate financial need.
To be eligible for a scholar award, the competitive pool of applicants were required to complete a standardized test and a written essay, as well as submit school transcripts and teacher recommendations. In addition, applicants must spend a day at Canterbury High School shadowing a current Grade 9 student.
"We are excited announce our 2018-19 scholars," said Jessica. "This year's recipients are high-achieving, well-rounded students who are motivated to succeed in high school. It is our pleasure to help them achieve their educational goals through this program."
Congratulations, to these scholars:
Malone Scholar Award
- Annalyse King, Lutheran South Unity School
Canterbury Scholar Award
- Alexus Bohnke, Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School
- Amber Choi, Canterbury Middle School
- Benjamin Finkel, Canterbury Middle School
- Naomi Gephart, Canterbury Middle School
- Charlotte Loechner, Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School
- Coleman Mauch, Canterbury Middle School
- Anya Ramrakhiani, Canterbury Middle School
- Hudson Shroyer, St. John the Baptist School
- Adam Stephens, Canterbury Middle School
- Audrey Woodruff, Memorial Park Middle School