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September 24, 2015


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Accepts MRH Student

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School student, Kadin Kristjansson, eighth grade, has recently been accepted into the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enables high-ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential. Through the Young Scholars Program, the Foundation has to date supported 600 students from across the nation, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school.

Beginning in the eighth grade, the Young Scholars Program, working through fourteen on-staff educational advisers, enables students to:

• Participate in high-quality academic and extracurricular opportunities in their local community, on college campuses, and around the globe.
• Develop the knowledge, talents, and leadership skills to be significant contributors to their field of interest and society at large.
• Set and reach academic and talent goals that will prepare them to be competitive, well-informed applicants for our nation’s best colleges and universities.

“I am excited to be accepted into this program because I believe that it will help me in the future, whether it is choosing my plan of action or getting funding for necessary academic assistance, says Kristjansson.  “This could not have been done without the help of Mrs. Kruger and Mrs. Strubhar, I am so grateful and I thank them so much for their recommendation letters.”

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.