American School Awards 18 Post-Secondary Scholarships

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American School recently awarded 18 post-secondary scholarships to deserving graduates. In total, 1462 graduates have received $802,200 in the 76-year history of the scholarship program.

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American School is proud to award post-secondary scholarships to 18 deserving graduates. The winners come from diverse backgrounds and hometowns, plan to attend different colleges and universities, and have different interests and career aspirations, but each of them earned his or her accredited high school diploma from American School, a leader in distance education since 1897.

Since American School first awarded scholarships in 1939, a total of 1,462 graduates have earned $802,200 in awards. This year's winners plan to become behavioral neurologists, surface warfare officers in the Navy, doctors of osteopathy, EPA agents, international pediatric neurosurgeons, teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, film producers, dermatologists, industrial engineers, project managers, musicians and dentists, just to name a few potential career choices. When they are not studying, they enjoy hobbies such as ice dancing, crocheting, marksmanship, ballroom dancing, coin collecting, stamp collecting, vegetarianism, reading, singing, dancing, photography, cooking, gardening, writing, playing musical instruments and exercising.    

Three graduates earned special recognition and received the Henry Buresh Alumni Award, the R.T. Miller Founders Award or the W.L. Wright Presidents Award. They and the other 15 winners are listed below, along with their hometowns.

Thomas Burton
Deauville, France
Henry Buresh Alumni Award

Curvin Gordon
Duncanville, Pennsylvania
R.T. Miller Founders Award

Brittany Wardrip
Beaverton, Oregon
W.L. Wright Presidents Award

Taqwa Abuagla
Fort Washington, Maryland

Michelle Ahn
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

Kayleigh Briscoe
Douglas, Alabama

Alexander Gamelin
Silver Spring, Maryland

Danielle Gamelin
Silver Spring, Maryland

Afsaneh Golban
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Macie Guthrie
Saginaw, Texas

Savannah Guyton
Paris, Kentucky

Miriam Liske-Doorandish
Eggleston, Virginia

Maria Lugo
Downers Grove, Illinois

Spencer Osburn
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bethany Rauscher
Milton, North Carolina

Jacob Trapp
Plainfield, Illinois

Caroline Ware
Rockford, Illinois

Gemma Zahradka
St. Paul, Minnesota

American School offers accredited high school courses in online and paper-based formats at an affordable cost. The School is accredited by MSA-CESS, NCPSA and Ai and is recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school.

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