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Academy announces scholarships for 2017-2018 academic year

On Monday, June 5, The Grosse Pointe Academy announced the recipients of special scholarships and academic awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. Awardees included Academy students moving from kindergarten into 1st grade and a number of other students in the Academy’s first through seventh grades.

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Photo: Front row, from left, Gianna Decker, Jonah Gahm, Naya Azoury, Jack Kendall, Ava Said. Back row, from left. Tommy Adams – head of school, Jennifer Kendall – assistant head of school for Early School education and admissions, Bode Neumeister, Jacob Tomlinson, Logan Merriweather, Lawrence DeLuca – assistant head of school for instruction and grades 1-8 principal.

Congratulations go to:

Ava Said: Brett Bentley Crawford Creative Writing Award
This award has been established to honor the memory of Brett Crawford, a 1997 graduate of The Grosse Pointe Academy. This award is given to an upcoming eighth-grade girl who possesses the skill and a passion for creative writing, and has exhibited the spirited personality necessary to qualify for this award. The recipient of this award is nominated by and voted on by the middle school faculty, approved by the division director and confirmed by the head of school.

Logan Merriweather: Thelma Fox Murray Scholarship Award
The Thelma Fox Murray award is intended to honor an upcoming eighth-grade girl who exhibits “integrity, humility, a sense of humor, athletic achievement and academic excellence.” The award recipient is voted on annually by middle school faculty, approved by the MS division director and confirmed by the head of school.

Bode Neumeister: E. Maybelle Spicer, Clark Spicer and William I. Trader, Jean K. Kurtz Trader Scholarship Award – (A.K.A. Spicer/Trader Scholarship Award)
The Spicer/Trader Award is intended to honor an upcoming eighth-grade boy who has demonstrated to his teachers and classmates, “success in academics and athletics with a strong desire to excel.” As such, the award is reflective of the Academy’s core values and mission. The candidate for the Spicer/Trader Scholarship Award is nominated by and voted on by the middle school faculty and approved by the MS division director and confirmed by the head of school.

Jacob Tomlinson: Nowosielski-Lutz Scholarship Award
This award is to honor an upcoming eighth-grade boy who excels academically and athletically and is an all-around good person. The candidates for the Nowosielski Scholarship Award are nominated by and voted on by the middle school faculty and approved by the MS division director, and confirmed by the head of school.

Gianna Decker: Eleanor Wagner Brock Scholarship
The Ellie Brock scholarship is awarded to a girl moving from our kindergarten to first grade. A child who is inquisitive, friendly who is well liked by her classmates and teachers shall be a candidate for the award. She will possess, “in addition to academic promise, the personal characteristics of being vibrant, happy and lively.” The recipient is nominated and voted on by the early school faculty, approved by ES division director, confirmed by the head of school.

Jonah Gahm: Camille DeMario Academic Scholarship
The Camille DeMario Scholarship is awarded to a student moving from Early School to first grade. Any current kindergarten student who is enrolled in the early school is eligible to apply. The recipient of the award is selected by the director of admission based on the highest score of the first-grade entrance exam, approved by the ES division director, and confirmed by the head of school.

Jack Kendall and Naya Azoury: Academy Scholars Challenge
The Academy Scholars Challenge is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes incoming sixth-grade students of outstanding potential based on academic record, teacher recommendations, standardized testing and a writing sample.

More about The Grosse Pointe Academy and its current academic offerings is here.

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About The Grosse Pointe Academy
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving children age 2 1/2 through Grade 8. We foster an inclusive environment that respects all cultures and religious beliefs. We seek to remain faithful to our heritage as a former Academy of the Sacred Heart and to those who through their Catholic faith and perseverance sought to preserve and enhance the legacy of this past for generations. Incorporated as a non-profit institution, The Grosse Pointe Academy is directed by a Board of Trustees working together to serve the Southeastern Michigan community.
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