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Peak School eigth-grader wins Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship

Grant Morgan of The Peak School asks Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a question during her visit to help dedicate the new Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center, the home of the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Denver on May 2, 2013.

Grant Morgan of The Peak School asks Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a question during her visit to help dedicate the new Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center, the home of the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Denver on May 2, 2013.

Qualifications for Caroline D. Bradley Scholars:

Currently in grade 7

Demonstrates exceptional academic ability and achievement

Has achieved a score of at least 97% in one or more of the major academic areas of a school-administered, nationally-normed standardized test (i.e., Stanford 9, ERB) for the past two years

Scores 500 or higher in either the critical reading or math component on the SAT Reasoning Test

Strives for excellence and continually seeks higher challenges

Demonstrates leadership abilities

Exhibits creative thinking

Is extremely curious and has a thirst for knowledge

Exhibits a passion for learning

Is highly motivated

Embraces the ideals of integrity and honesty

Demonstrates a high level of maturity and strong sense of self

Seeks a rigorous, diversified high school program

Eighth-grader Grant Morgan from The Peak School was recently named a recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. The merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to gifted middle school students who show excellence in academics and leadership.

Approximately 15 students are chosen from thousands of applicants across the country. Morgan was granted a scholarship to The Peak School for all four years of high school.

“Grant is not content to accept knowledge at face value,” head of school Rebekah Jordan said in a prepared statement. “He is often the first and last student in the room with his hand up, probing for more and challenging the status quo — always with the utmost respect for the topic, his teacher and his peers.”

The scholarship was founded in 2002 on the basis that gifted young students could reach their full potential in a learning environment suited to their individual needs and goals.

The Institute for Educational Advancement awards the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship to “exceptionally gifted middle school students who exhibit advanced intellectual talent and have the ability to demonstrate academic and personal excellence.”

The four-year high school scholarship covers day student tuition or an approved alternative educational program. The award does not cover boarding expense, but textbooks may be covered based on need.

Winners also receive guidance when identifying and applying to high schools, and enter a peer network with alumni from Harvard University, Yale University and other prestigious colleges.

A Caroline D. Bradley scholar is identified as a student who “excels academically, displays a genuine quest for knowledge, thrives in the discovery process, is a leader among peers and embraces the ideals of integrity and honesty.”

The Peak School is an independent middle and high school in Summit County.

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