The Island School is proud to announce that Kevin He is the recipient of our first Quest for Excellence NYC Award! Kevin distinguished himself as a straight A student who challenges himself by having taken 4 advanced Math Classes last year and winning a gold medal in a greater NYC area Math competition. Kevin tutors younger students in Math and co-founded a ping pong club. But what caught our eye most was Kevin's response to the question, "If you could could live anywhere for 6 months, where would you visit and why?" Kevin offered, "I would fly to the Galapagos to release my adventurous self. While there, I would spy on sea turtles at night and explore the islands by day." We are sure that Kevin will have an amazing adventure with us during our Island School Summer Term this year!
The Quest for Excellence NYC Award is in it's first year and is run as a part of the QuestBridge organization. QuestBridge's essential mission is "to connect America's brightest low income students to America's best universities and opportunities." The Island Scholar is proud to partner with Quest for Excellence NYC in order to offer world class Summer enrichment to a deserving student. Other partners in this program include the Global Citizen Year Program (Gap Year), the Summer Journalism Program at Princeton University, the Great Books Program at Amherst, the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University.