Salida School District is pleased to announce that Jacob Adamson and Ashlyn Stewart have been selected as two of the 200 Semifinalists for the 2013 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. With submissions from more than 1,300 qualified seniors, this year’s applicant pool was intensely competitive, making the selection process incredibly difficult. As a result, advancing to the semifinalist round is a particularly significant achievement. They have distinguished themselves among the highly successful group of their peers through their impressive academic record, leadership achievements and dedication to service. I could see the potential in middle school. I am glad the commitment to not only better themselves but their community is being recognized by making the semifinalist stage.
They will now submit three letters of recommendation to the Semifinalist Review Committee, which includes high school counselors, college admissions representatives and Boettcher Foundation staff. The committee will review the three letters of recommendation in conjunction with the rest of their application. Jacob and Ashlyn will know if they made the finalist stage by Mon., Feb. 4.
This is one of many fine examples of the solid educational culture that exists at Salida’s public schools. I would like to thank their parents, the community and the teachers for their commitment to excellence.
Salida High School Counselor