Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence Named 2019 Governor’s Scholar
Posted on 06/06/2019
Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence receiving an award Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence was selected as one of 22 of Connecticut’s top juniors designated as Governor’s Scholars.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and Horace Mann, the purpose of the Governor’s Scholars Program is to recognize academically talented junior year high school students in schools throughout the state and present a select group for special recognition to the Governor of Connecticut.
All students recognized for this prestigious award were honored at the Twenty-third Annual Governor’s Scholars Luncheon, which was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on May 16. Each honoree received a plaque designating them as a 2019 Connecticut Governor’s Scholar. The majority of Connecticut’s colleges and universities also support this program by making gratis college level courses available to the 22 scholars. The University of Connecticut will award an Academic Excellence Scholarship to all freshmen Connecticut Governor’s Scholars enrolled for the fall 2020 entering class. The Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded for each of four academic years (8 full semesters of undergraduate work) and its current fixed amount is $7,500.00 a year.
“We are incredibly proud to have Christopher selected for this award. Selection criteria for this award are difficult and challenging, only adding to the prestige of being chosen. I am humbled to have him chosen as one of the 22 recipients in the state. Christopher is well deserving of this award and is a phenomenal representative of the students we have at PHS,” said Plainville High School Principal, Carl Johnson.
“Christopher St. Lawrence is an exceptional student who excels in everything he does. He is most deserving of this prestigious award,” noted Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.