Portsmouth Student Receives Dean of Academics’ Scholarship Award at Penguin Hall

Neomi Groth, an eighth grader at Saint Patrick Academy, was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship from The Academy at Penguin Hall, (APH).

Given annually, the Dean of Academics’ Scholarship is awarded to an incoming student who demonstrates high academic achievement, creativity, leadership in the classroom and a unique global perspective that will enrich the academic discourse at Penguin Hall. The Dean of Academics’ Scholarship is only available to students who apply during the Early Admission period, and the student receives a $2,500 award that is renewable for all four years.

APH Director of Admission Dean Tsouvalas said “Neomi stood out for our Dean of Academics’ Scholarship based on her application, recommendations, and interview. Neomi distinguishes herself in class and on the sports field. She is ‘all in’ and does her best for herself, her family, and her school. Fluent in three languages, Neomi is already an accomplished linguist. We are sure that she will take advantage of all that the Academy offers in all areas.”

President of The Academy at Penguin Hall, Molly Martins, especially valued Neomi’s parents’ comments about their daughter: “We want her to explore her potential and newest opportunities by giving her the widest range of experience possible. We want her to have many chances to lead and cooperate in an all-girl environment with a view toward being ready to do that in college. Most of all, we want Neomi to enjoy interacting with a faculty, staff, and student body that is diverse, kind, and intelligent.”

Ms. Martins continued: “The principles of our school are to provide a truly rigorous curriculum specifically developing critical thinking and the ability to speak on many topics, while also discovering the camaraderie and unity that girls can find in an all-female school. Our girls feel that caring and respect through their teachers and student relationships. We are very proud of the community at APH.”

Groth will be joining Penguin Hall as a first year student this fall. To learn more about Penguin Hall, please visit: www.penguinhall.org