Naomi Purdie, a senior at The Summit Country Day School, has earned the Louie F. Cox Scholarship from the Middletown Community Foundation.
The scholarship is available to African American students graduating from any high school located in Butler or Warren County or who resides in either Butler or Warren County. The scholarship is renewable and worth $20,000 ($5,000 per year over four years).
“Naomi, you are an absolute delight and I miss having you in my class,” said Gail Rosero, Upper School English teacher, in a virtual tribute video. “Winning this scholarship is a tremendous accomplishment, and it is well-deserved.”
To qualify, Naomi had to fill out the requisite forms and answer a series of essay questions. Her responses were then read and scored by three off-site judges who have college admissions experience. Applicants are ranked by cumulative score, and the two top-scoring applicants were awarded the scholarship.
Naomi will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.