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WHS junior Maria Baughn is a recipient of the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award, which is a scholarship to attend the University of Rochester.

WHS juniors earn awards for academic excellence


Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award


Maria Baughn has earned the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award in recognition of her exceptional achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science.

Maria automatically qualifies for the Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarship—which provides outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to receive at least $10,000 per year (totaling $40,000 over four years)—should she decide to enroll at the University of Rochester.

High school juniors may be selected for the Bausch + Lomb scholarship based on the following criteria:

bullet graphicSuccessful completion of freshman and sophomore year science courses and one semester of a junior-year science course;

bullet graphicAcademic excellence in science;

bullet graphicRigor of courses taken in the sciences;

bullet graphicPSAT Math, SAT Math, and/or ACT Science/Math scores.

Congratulations Maria!


Rensselaer Medal


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WHS junior Bethany Livsey has been awarded the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship to attend RPI.

Bethany Livsey has been awarded the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship opportunity through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) that recognizes successful high school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.

Bethany is eligible for the $100,000 scholarship ($25,000 per year) for her outstanding achievement in mathematics and science.

The purpose of the Rensselaer Medal is to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering and technology. Bethany will receive the award should she decide to apply to RPI and be accepted.

To be eligible for the Rensselaer Medal, high school juniors must meet other requirements, including:

bullet graphicDemonstrating potential for success in a challenging academic setting;

bullet graphicExcelling in advanced math and science courses (accepted students have completed chemistry, physics, and a minimum of four years of mathematics through pre-calculus); and

bullet graphicExhibiting significant involvement in extracurricular activities.

Congratulations Bethany on this significant achievement!


Student Sage Award


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WHS junior Angela Keefer is a Student Sage Award recipient.

Watervliet High School junior Angela Keefer has been selected to receive the distinguished 2017 Student Sage Award from the Sage Colleges.

As recipient of the Student Sage Award, Angela is guaranteed up to $10,000 per year toward tuition should she enroll in either Russell Sage College in Troy or Sage College of Albany beginning the Fall 2018 semester. The scholarship, which is available for up to four years, may be used to study any program offered by the college.

This award is offered to students who exemplify the philosophy of the Sage motto: “To Be, To Know, To Do,” and recognizes those who excel in the classroom, and actively participate in their community.

Congratulations Angela!




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