Alejandro Ford of Germantown, MD and Bristow, VA has been awarded the 2019-2020 Archwood Scholarship.
The Archwood Scholarship is awarded every year to a rising 9th grade student with a demonstrated commitment to engagement inside and outside the classroom. The scholarship provides an annual award of 50% off of the tuition for the four years of Upper School provided the recipient continues to live up to the values that characterize an Archwood Scholar. Those values include a passion for curiosity, an appreciation for scholarship, and a commitment to excellence.
"The Archwood Scholar embodies all that Wakefield School is looking for in a well-rounded student," explains Gray Carr Bridgers, Director of Admissions & Indexed Tuition. "Alejandro is a bright and successful young man and we look forward to seeing where his journey at Wakefield School takes him in the years to come."
Along with outstanding grades and stellar recommendations from his previous teachers, Alejandro is dedicated to his athletics, playing D-1 AAU basketball and participating in travel and club soccer. Alejandro participates on his school's math team and actively volunteers at his church. He is an avid reader and his favorite subjects in school are math and history.
The Archwood Scholar and all Wakefield students are given opportunities to explore and to discover their own passions. These opportunities include international travel, leadership building, internships, experiential learning, outlets for artistic expression, and competitive athletics.
Alejandro Ford (Class of 2022) remarks, "Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to come to such a great school and to have been given this scholarship so my dream can come easier. I can't wait to spend the next four years at Wakefield!"