iLEARN Merit Scholarships Awarded
3rd Annual iLEARN Merit Scholarship Recipients
The Seacrest Upper School has announced the four Merit Scholarship winners to begin 9th grade for the 2013-2014 school year.This program was initiated in 2010 to affirm the school’s commitment to academic excellence. By awarding high school scholarships to students with both outstanding academic achievements and exceptional abilities, Seacrest enhances the quality of its student body, and ultimately, the educational programs. The recipients chosen must first submit their middle school grades, and then complete a rigorous three-hour test and participate in a personal interview. The recipients each receive a $5,000 yearly scholarship for a total of $20,000 toward a Seacrest upper school education.
Congratulations to the following recipients!
Maura is an 8th grader at Seacrest having moved from Hillsdale, Michigan at the beginning of 6th grade. While at Seacrest she has achieved honors grades for every quarter. She has been a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math team and a member of the MS Scholar Bowl Team.
Outside of school Maura’s passion is swimming. As a member of the Seacrest High School Aquatics team she has been a 2 year varsity letter winner and as an 8th grader the team’s MVP. This past fall Maura won her first individual regional championship and competed in the state championship meet in Orlando…as an 8th grader.
The Naples Daily News has named Maura as one of the 2012 All Area Athletes of the Year in Girls Swimming.
While at Seacrest Emma’s activities have spanned the entire middle school program.
Academically, she has been an honor roll student throughout, identified as a Duke Tip Scholar, a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math team, and a member of the Seacrest championship Scholar Bowl Team. Don’t second guess Emma on spelling, she was the runner-up of the 2012 Collier County Spelling Bee
Musically, Emma plays the guitar and has studied piano for several years; and athletically she is an accomplished tennis player and a member of the varsity tennis team, as well as having played on this year’s varsity girls’ soccer team.
When asked what her favorite assignment in middle school has been, Emma recalls the creative writing assignments in English class where they read to each other their freshly penned short stories.
Some may remember Isabella from her appearance on the Today Show where in 2009 she was a finalist in a nation-wide search for a kid reporter.
Back here on campus Isabella has been the epitome of a student leader. She has been a class president, President of Builder’s Club, which is the middle school service organization affiliated with Kiwanis & Key Club, nominated to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference, and a recipient of the Seacrest Leadership Lane award, the school’s preeminent citizenship honor.
In addition Isabella is an enthusiastic and talented performing artist. She has played the piano since the age of 5, has studied ballet and tap and in the middle school band sings, plays the electric bass guitar and even the ukulele.
Spare time? Not much, but when Isabella has it, she likes to write poetry.
An 8th grader at Marco Island Charter School, Elliott has been a high honor roll student throughout middle school. His main academic interests are in the humanities where he is an avid reader and writer. Outside the classroom Elliott likes to run, and is a member of both the Cross Country and Track team.
Elliott’s musical talents are impressively diverse. He plays saxophone in the school band and in the church band “No Exceptions” he is both a pianist and a bass guitarist. Elliott has been very involved in church activities having participated in mission trips and a number of service projects including a fundraiser for Episcopal Relief and Development to purchase animals for Third World Communities.
What’s Elliott going to be when he grows up? Quite possible a film director!
2nd Annual iLEARN Merit Scholarship Recipients
These five were chosen from the 23 total applicants. L to R: Seacrest High School 2012-2013 Merit Scholars: Madison Cilk, JT Wilkinson, Brian Flynn, Julia Basile, and Jamison Huber
Read our 2012-2013 Merit Award Winners' Biographies to know our recipients better.
This program was initiated in 2010 to affirm the school’s commitment to academic excellence. By awarding high school scholarships to students with both outstanding academic achievements and exceptional abilities, we enhance the quality of our student body, and ultimately, our educational programs.
The recipients chosen must complete a rigorous three-hour test, submit their middle school grades, and participate in a personal interview.
Each receives a $5,000 yearly scholarship toward a Seacrest upper school education for a total of $20,000.
4th Annual iLearn Merit Scholarship Awards
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