Early College at Guilford Senior Awarded Trinity Scholarship

The prestigious scholarship is valued at
more than $250,000 over four years at Duke

"Greensboro, N.C. – Jake Peter Thomas of High Point, senior at The Early College at Guilford, recently received the Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at more than $250,000 over four years, covers full tuition, fees, room and board and a small stipend for books at Duke University, where Thomas plans to study economics on a pre-medical track. He is also a National Merit Scholarship winner.

Thomas’ teachers say not only is he a good student, but a pleasure to have in class.

“He was exemplary in every way,” said English professor Heather Hayton. “Showing intellectual curiosity in the material, always prepared with thoughtful and nuanced writing. Jake was patient and went out of his way to help others. Even more, he was an enthusiastic learner who always had a smile on his face and seemed to enjoy the process of discovery.”

Thomas is one of two GCS students to receive the prestigious Trinity Scholarships. Peter Byron Hase, a senior at Page High, was awarded the A.J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship.

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com."

- A Press Release

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