The Class of 2019 is gearing up for commencement, and four of its talented members were recently honored with special merit awards.
Four Saint Andrew’s School seniors were recognized at the 36th annual Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony, which took place on Tuesday evening, May 14, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
The Pathfinder Awards are presented each year to high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in 18 different categories. This year, over 500 students were nominated for the prestigious awards, before judges reviewed letters, applications and conducted interviews to determine the category winners.
In total, over 50 students were recognized in the academic, athletic, and vocational categories at the awards ceremony. Saint Andrew’s winners were named in the following categories:
Keith Truong - First Place, Art
William Keen - Second Place, History/Political Science
Bria Weisz - Third Place, Drama
Harrison Konsker was awarded the Kantner Foundation Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to entrepreneurship as well as high potential for future success.
The Palm Beach Post sponsors the Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards. These awards are presented each year to recognize excellence and to encourage high school students to one day bring their considerable talents to the communities where each received a start on the path to a good education and a rewarding career.
Each of the 18 first-place winners receives a $4,000 scholarship, while second and third place winners receive scholarships worth $3,000 and $2,500, respectively. Top winners in each category also received the special "astrolabe" trophy, a symbol of the path each student may follow in the world and the leadership and direction each may provide for others in the future.
Reported in an article by the Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Post Publisher Timothy Burke stood on stage at the event and told the nominated students, “You are officially part of a very select group of super scholars whose achievements amaze and inspire.”
Congratulations to our Senior Scots!