Prescott Student Feature
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January 4, 2018
National Geography Bee Oral Round

Students in 3rd - 8th grade that scored in the top ten for their grade were invited to take part in the Oral Round of the National Spelling Bee during the week of January 7th.  The top students from the double elimination oral round from each school will compete for the title of “school champ” on February 13, 2019. Congratulations to these top students!

Malone Intermediate Finalists Middle School Finalists  
 



January 4, 2018
National Geography Bee Preliminary Round Prescott Results


Students in 3rd - 8th grade that scored in the top ten for their grade were invited to take part in the Oral Round of the National Geography Bee during the week of January 2nd. The top ten students from the double elimination oral round from each school will compete for the title of “school champ” on February 6, 2019. Congratulations to these top students!

Malone Intermediate Finalists Middle School Finalists  
 



January 2, 2019
PRESCOTT STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH SCHOLARSHIP

 
Prescott senior, Carson Stenroos, received an impressive gift in December.  After a flurry of research and a grueling submission process in this season of college and scholarship applications, his hard work truly paid off. Carson recently learned that he received a National College Match Scholarship through QuestBridge for his top college choice, Davidson College in North Carolina.
 
The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship is a very competitive nationwide award based on high academic achievement and financial qualifications.  In 2018, 6,507 finalists were chosen from over 16,000 applicants.  Typical finalists rank in the top 5-10% of their class and are among the first generation in their family to attend college. This year, 1,044 finalists were selected as College Match Scholarship Recipients at the 40 college partners, with a total of 15 students matched to Davidson. This full four-year college scholarship provides a loan-free opportunity to eligible recipients, including tuition, books, room, and board. 
 
“We are very proud of Carson’s accomplishments and this award is truly an opportunity for his continued success,” noted his mom, Tina.
 
Carson’s application process started in March when he earned a College Prep Scholar Award.  He was one of approximately 4,000 chosen from 11,600 applicants for that award, which earned him an invitation to attend a National College Admissions Conference at Yale University on July 1st.  There he learned about the application process for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship and had the opportunity to visit with representatives from all 40 partner schools. 
 
On the way back home from Yale, Carson’s family recognized the incredible opportunity through the scholarship and made a couple of detours to visit the Univ. of Virginia, Duke (NC), Davidson (NC), Vanderbilt (TN), Univ. of Washington St Louis, Grinnell (IA), and Carleton (MN).  Carson worked on his application diligently for almost 3 months and submitted it at the end of September.  As a finalist in October, he could rank up to 12 schools for application consideration.  Carson included all of the schools from his road trip, plus Macalester (MN) and Colorado College.  Required supplemental essays and other documents were submitted by November. Finalists are only notified of the school highest in their ranking that offers them the scholarship.  The exciting news came on December 3rdwhen Carson learned he was accepted and received a scholarship to his number one ranked Davidson College in North Carolina.
 
Before the winter break, Carson was recognized by School Counselor, Steve Peterson, as part of a high school assembly.  Mr. Peterson noted that, “This scholarship award is a reflection on the importance of diligence, responsibility, and hard work that really paid off for Carson.”  

“We are very proud of this outcome for a Prescott student,” added Principal Fiege.

Along with Carson’s academic strength, he participates in football, basketball, and baseball.  He serves as Student Council President, works a part-time job and enjoys spending time with his grandpa hunting deer and bear in northern Wisconsin. 
 
For more information about QuestBridge, visit www.questbridge.org.