Two win scholarships at Beaufort Academy

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Photos above from left: BA Headmaster, Stephen Schools, recipient Mary Alden Cooper, and Mary Alden’s mother Mary James Cooper; Reynolds father and sister, Bill Robinson and Reyne Robinson Gallup, recipient Will Warren, and Will’s parents Nan and Alan Warren.

Beaufort Academy sophomore Will Warren was named as the recipient of the 2015 T. Reynolds Robinson Scholarship. This scholarship has been awarded annually at BA since 1989 – the year Reynolds died tragically at the young age of 13. Reynolds was a student at Beaufort Academy during his short, but full-of-adventure life. This scholarship is awarded by his family, in celebration and remembrance of Reynolds. Recipients must possess many of the qualities that people loved about Reynolds, for example strong leadership and athletic ability and the respect and friendship of classmates, in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 during the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. Awarded to a 10th grader, the scholarship offers $1,500 toward the student’s college education. The award was presented by Reynolds sister, Reyne Robinson Gallup (BA ‘90), and his father, Bill Robinson.

In another event, Beaufort Academy freshman, Mary Alden Cooper, daughter of Robert Dirk and Mary James Cooper, was named as the recipient of the second annual Emerging Leader Scholarship. The ELS Scholarship was endowed by an anonymous donor to identify and support a rising ninth grade student throughout their upper school tenure at BA. Its unique focus is to cultivate the leadership skills of the recipients, with the intent that these students will both show academic prowess as well as participate in leadership roles at BA and in the community.