Wyoming Seminary Upper School recently awarded Sem Scholarships, including one full four-year scholarship, to five rising freshmen and one rising sophomore, and two Henderson Scholarships to rising freshmen from the Lower School. Two of the recipients are from the Mountaintop area.
Paige Allen of Mountaintop, a rising freshman, received a half-tuition, four-year scholarship. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Allen, she competes in Odyssey of the Mind, plays basketball and softball competitively and enjoys theater, piano and flute.
Quentin Novinger, also of Mountaintop, is a rising freshman, received a half-tuition, four-year scholarship. The son of Dr. and Mrs. Quentin Novinger, he is passionate about lacrosse and competes with several local and travel teams. He competed in MathCounts the past three years, volunteered at a local hospital and enjoys computers and technology.
The Sem Scholarship program recognizes the exceptional academic talents of eighth-and ninth-graders from schools other than Wyoming Seminary. The recipients are chosen on the basis of their performance on the Sem Scholarship Test, a competitive exam, as well as on interviews with the scholarship committee and an academic profile. Wyoming Seminary awards one full-tuition and up to five half-tuition scholarships.
The 2014 Sem Scholarship Exam will be given on Saturday, November 16 at the Upper School campus.