Winslow student receives $20,000 scholarship

Posted March 01, 2012, at 6:20 p.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — Winslow High School’s Sydney Crogan was one of 104 U.S. students selected to receive a $20,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger National Scholarship program on Thursday.

Crogan will be able to use the $20,000 scholarship for a four-year school of her choice and will be honored at the Horatio Alger Awards Ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in April. She was the only student selected from Maine.

“She’s an outstanding student and an excellent school citizen,” said Winslow High School Principal Douglas Carville. “She thinks of others. She’s very involved in school life and is very involved in the life of her class [because she’s a class officer].”

The Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans selected exceptional students from every state in the union, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

“These exceptional students were selected to receive Horatio Alger National Scholarships because of the courage they demonstrated in overcoming personal obstacles to attain academic success,” read a statement from the Horatio Alger Association.

Crogan could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

“The association is proud to help these talented individuals find continued success through their pursuit of higher education,” said Tony Novelly, president and CEO of the Horatio Alger Association. “We know they will continue to represent the Horatio Alger ideals of achievement through perseverance and integrity in facing life’s challenges.”

The association, which was founded in 1947, disburses more than $7 million in scholarships each year to deserving high school students in North America.

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