Six Foxcroft Academy Students Receive 2019 Horizon Scholarships

May 20, 2019

L-R: Yao “Gary” Li, Connor Plante, Tom Lizotte FA Board of Trustees, Diana Voter, and Kelli Black. Absent: Mimi Cameron and Taylor Hibbard.

Dover-Foxcroft – Six Foxcroft Academy students were presented Horizon Scholarships by Tom Lizotte of the FA Board of Trustees at assembly on May 17th. Horizon Scholarships provide financial support for exceptional academic experiences not presently offered at Foxcroft Academy. Students in grades eight, nine, ten, or eleven who are (or will be) enrolled as a full-time student at Foxcroft Academy are eligible to apply, as well as FA faculty members.  Horizon Scholarships are funded by income generated from 15 named endowed Horizon Scholarship funds within the Academy’s endowment. This year $6,010 was awarded to students including:

Thanks to the help of the Linda Gammon Fine Arts Horizon Scholarship Fund, Connor Plante ’22will attend a five-week pre-professional ballet boarding program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

With help from the Shirley Gammon Horizon Fund, Kelli Black ’21 will attend the Key Club International Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

With the help of the Barb Goodwin Fund, Taylor Hibbard ’20 was able to travel with and attend our New York City college tour in April.  They visited three NYC universities and saw many historic landmarks and buildings.  Several members of the group even made it on The Today Show on NBC!

Mimi Cameron ’21 has been able to spend a trimester at the American Academy in Prague, CZ. thanks in part to help from the Jim Brown Fund.

Diana Voter ’22 will have great summer experiences thanks to Horizon Scholarships.  Diana will attend three weeks at YMCA Camp Jordan, including a two-week Leader in Training camp through funding from the Gordon and Wilma Andrews Fund.

Yao “Gary” Li ’20 will attend Hurricane Island Outward Bound Camp with a concentration on backpacking and sailing with help from the Louis Philpot Horizon Fund.

Three Foxcroft Academy faculty members have also been recipients of Horizon Scholarship funding this year including Josh Guthrie, Deb Maynard, and Morgan Rublee.

Since 1993, the Horizon Scholarship program has awarded more than $140,000 to over 200 students searching for unique life and learning experiences outside the regular classroom. The Foxcroft Academy Board of Trustees is grateful to those alumni and friends who deemed these opportunities to be of such vital importance to our students that they created these endowed scholarship funds, some of which are listed above. Other funds not awarded this year include the Richard Snyder Fund, A. Steward Bush Horizon Fund, Michael P. Bush Horizon Fund, Terrance Bush Horizon Fund, Louis Philpot Fund, Foxcroft Academy Scholarship Association Horizon Fund, Ivan Marshall Fund, Everett and Evelyn Johnston Fund, and the Virginia Preston Art Studies Horizon Fund.