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University Liggett School announces 2023-24 Liggett Merit Scholars: Students seize life-changing scholarship opportunity

University Liggett School is thrilled to announce the selection of three exceptional eighth-grade students as recipients of the coveted Liggett Merit Scholarships. These scholars have earned half-tuition scholarships to ULS for four years, recognizing their outstanding academic achievements and their potential to make a lasting impact on our community.

The Liggett Merit Scholarship, renowned for its competitiveness, takes into account a comprehensive evaluation of applicants' academic prowess, teacher endorsements, interviews, writing samples, test scores, and their potential contributions to the vibrant Liggett community. Drawing applications from across the metro Detroit region, the scholarship program serves as a beacon for ambitious young minds.

Every student who submits an application for admission to the ninth grade before the specified deadline is automatically considered for the esteemed Liggett Merit Scholarship. This initiative underscores University Liggett School's commitment to identifying and nurturing exceptional talents within our academic fold.

This year, ULS is proud to recognize the following recipients of the Liggett Merit Scholarship:

Catie Juip of Grosse Pointe joins ULS from St. Paul on the Lake, and has captured the scholarship with her infectious enthusiasm, academic prowess, and strong work ethic. Juip, known for her helpful nature and respect for others, brings a love for acting, singing, and piano to our community. As she enters ULS, Juip is poised to excel in volleyball, tennis, and theater, contributing her multifaceted talents. Her siblings Claire ‘25 and Jake ‘24 are also esteemed ULS students.

Charley McCracken of Grosse Pointe Park, an existing member of the ULS family since seventh grade, continues to shine as an outstanding student in both academics and the arts. McCracken's involvement in field hockey, lacrosse, and theater has illuminated her well-rounded personality. A future actress and dedicated math student, McCracken demonstrates wisdom beyond her years and exemplifies maturity and intellect.

Patrick Dreyer of Armada, a Liggett Middle School member since the sixth grade, showcases exceptional promise both academically and athletically. Dreyer's prowess in mathematics and aspirations to become a cardiothoracic surgeon are matched by his dedication to hockey, tennis, and lacrosse. His initiation of the hockey club in middle school and contributions to House Council and Changemakers highlight his leadership qualities. Dreyer is recognized for his honesty, focus, and kindness.

Eighth-grade students seeking a world-class academic journey are encouraged to apply for the Liggett Merit Scholarship at University Liggett School by the deadline of January 19, 2024.

Board of Trustees President David Nicholson said, "We aspire to provide academic brilliance to every student who graces our institution. Liggett Merit Scholars embody this pursuit and go on to achieve remarkable feats. Our past scholars have become Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars, securing admissions to top Ivy League universities."

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