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MARCH 13, 2011 • ISSUE 116

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Atreya Dey, Maharishi School senior

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Colette Clark, Maharishi School senior

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Maharishi School Seniors Receive National Recognition

Maharishi School senior Atreya Dey has been awarded a QuestBridge College Match scholarship to become one of ten Quest Scholars attending Haverford College in Philadelphia this year. Atreya, the son of Drs. Dennis and Mosumi Dey, plans to pursue a career in medical or aeronautical science and corporate law.

QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links high-achieving low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. This year, 310 finalists received scholarships to 30 colleges.

“Atreya stands out among an already high achieving class,” said John Armstrong, dean of the boys’ school. “He maintains a positivity that matches his work ethic and has been consistently recognized for his academic and personal achievements throughout his school career.”

Colette Clark, another Maharishi School senior, was among the 15,000 finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation program. Colette, daughter of Fran Clark and the late Henry Ogden Clark, has been accepted to the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She plans to pursue a career in diplomacy and foreign service with a focus on the Middle East.

In addition to traveling abroad to study international relations and international law, Colette did an internship with State Senator Becky Schmitz, and served as volunteer coordinator for the Fairfield chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

To become a National Merit Finalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the PSAT test. Approximately half of the finalists will advance to become National Merit Scholars competing for 2,500 scholarships awarded on a state representational basis.

"I love Maharishi School because it is such a close-knit family and community,” said Colette. “We all have so much support behind us that it's clear we can go out into the world and accomplish anything. With Consciousness-Based education, every student is treated as a whole person, rather than just a number or test score. The faculty and staff work with each student to provide opportunities to learn in their own way, which molds individuals out of a group of teenagers."

Maharishi School now offers a boarding school program to American and International students ages 15 and up giving them the opportunity to live and learn in a nurturing, stress-free environment.

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