Academy scholarships from K to 8


This week, The Grosse Pointe Academy announced the recipients of special scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Awardees included Academy students moving from kindergarten into 1st grade and a number of other students going from 7th to 8th grade.

Congratulations go to:

Shekinah Aho – 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. It is given to an upcoming eighth-grade girl who possesses the skills and passion for creative writing, and who has exhibited the spirited personality necessary to qualify for this award.

Isabella Tomlinson – Thelma Fox Murray Scholarship Award  The Thelma Fox Murray Award is voted on annually by middle school faculty and administration to honor an upcoming eighth-grade girl who exhibits “integrity, humility, a sense of humor, athletic achievement and academic excellence.” 

Ian Shogren – 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. 

Josh Roberts – Nowosielski-Lutz Scholarship Award  The Nowosielski Scholarship Award is voted on by the middle school faculty and administration to honor an upcoming eighth-grade boy who excels academically and athletically and is an all-around good person.

Nyia Novak – Eleanor Wagner Brock Scholarship Awarded to a girl moving from our kindergarten to first grade and voted on by the early school faculty. It honors an inquisitive, friendly girl who is well-liked by her classmates and teachers.

Penny Martin – Camille DeMario Academic Scholarship Awarded to a student moving from kindergarten to first grade. Any current kindergarten student who is enrolled in the early school is eligible to apply. Selected by the early school/lower school principal and first-grade teacher based on the highest score of the first-grade entrance exam. In addition to academic promise, this student should demonstrate a strong desire to excel.

Bode Neumeister, Carolyn Peabody – Academy Scholars  


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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