Schol­ars Earn High Aca­demic Honor at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege

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— Ch­e­sa­peake re­cently hon­ored the 17 Pres­i­den­tial Schol­ars for 2016-17 in a re­cep­tion with the col­lege’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The 2016-17 Pres­i­den­tial Schol­ars are: Julie Andrew of Eas­ton, Rachel Beg­gins of St. Michaels, Tay­lor Bradley of Vi­enna, Kris­ten Cal­lis of Eas­ton, Ah­mad Da­jani of Cam­bridge, Kady Dod­son of Chestertown, Kaitlin Fair­banks of Fed­er­als­burg, Wil­liam Fox of Den­ton, Ken­del Gowe of Pre­ston, Chris­ten Houtz of Den­ton, Kris­ten James of Stevensville, Reece Johnson of Church Hill, Sa­man­tha Jones of McDaniel, Danielle Kennedy of Galena, Mea­gan Owens of Cam­bridge, Mar­garet Rup­pert of Stevensville, and Caitlin Souder of Stevensville.

“We’re so proud to have out­stand­ing stu­dents like all of you here at Ch­e­sa­peake,” said Pres­i­dent Bar­bara A. Viniar. “I en­cour­age all of you to make the most of time here. Get in­volved in stu­dent clubs and or­ga­ni­za­tions. Take an hon­ors class. You’ll find that all of these ac­tiv­i­ties will en­rich your ex­pe­ri­ence here at Ch­e­sa­peake.”

The Pres­i­den­tial Schol­ar­ships, pro­vided by the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege board of trustees, are the most pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ships of­fered by the col­lege. They are awarded to aca­dem­i­cally tal­ented se­niors in each of the nine area pub­lic high schools.

Steve Gowe, a Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege alum and fa­ther of re­cip­i­ent Ken­del Gowe, said his fam­ily is proud of his daugh­ter’s aca­demic achieve­ment and happy for the schol­ar­ship.

“Our older daugh­ter, Han­nah, was a Pres­i­den­tial Scholar when she at­tended Ch­e­sa­peake. We’re proud of them both for be­ing such hard work­ers, and we’re fi­nan­cially grate­ful to Ch­e­sa­peake. These schol­ar­ships are a huge help to fam­i­lies,” he said, dur­ing a re­cent re­cep­tion to honor the schol­ars.

Ken­del Gowe is an ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor and plans to fol­low in her older sis­ter’s foot­steps and earn a bach­e­lor’s de­gree at Sal­is­bur y Univer­sity. Han­nah Gowe is now a fourth-grade teacher with Caroline County Pub­lic Schools.

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