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Achievement Awards Continue With Week of Scholarships

Roger Bacon built off its week of academic achievement by handing out four of its most prestigious scholarships to deserving students.

On Monday, junior Ariel Swanson was recognized with this years Spartan Achievement Scholarship. This award is given to a junior who clearly demonstrates strong initiative, discipline, personal integrity, and leadership potential, while pursuing academic excellence.

Ariel is self-motivated and dependable, as evidenced in her work in the classroom and on the Community Outreach Board. She models both passion and compassion and stands up for what is right and on behalf of those whose voices are ignored.

On Tuesday, junior Justin Dihn was recognized with the Joe Corcoran Scholarship award. Joe Corcoran dedicated his time and talents to the students of Roger Bacon High School. He celebrated with us in all of our big wins with his broad smile and booming laugh, and supported us through the tough losses with his optimistic “we’ll get the next one” attitude. To honor and remember him, a scholarship was established to recognize a student who best exemplifies the characteristics that Joe Corcoran lived every day: a love for Roger Bacon, and a caring and cooperative attitude towards their fellow Spartans.

Justin is a member of Senate, the National Honor Society, and the Drama Guild. He is thoughtful, joyful, and always willing to lend a hand to fellow students and teachers.

Wednesday saw junior Morgan Snyder received the William Carey Scholarship. William Carey was a beloved teacher that taught English at Roger Bacon for 42 years, coached swimming and track, and served as the yearbook moderator. The William Carey Scholarship is presented to a junior who excels in the AP® Language and Composition course, demonstrated particularly by strong skills in writing.

Morgan is cheerful, engaging, witty, and intelligent. Her writing shows maturity and sophistication of thought as well as attention to detail. Morgan is an Assisi Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society, a soccer player, and a talented artist.

Finally, today sophomore Grace Hoffmann and freshman Mariah Henderson received the Our Lady of Angels Education Fund scholarship which was established by OLA Alumnae to give financial assistance to young women attending Roger Bacon High School. The scholarship is awarded to one freshman and one sophomore female student based on their academic achievement and service to school and community. T

Mariah is dedicated, hardworking, and precocious. She is a leader amongst her peers. Mariah is a standout in the classroom, and on the court as an athlete. Grace is studious, conscientious, giving, and loyal. She displays academic talent and motivation to be successful, but she is also humble and works to help other students achieve their goals as well.

Congratulations to these four deserving students on their achievement!