Published on March 9, 2021
Warwick High School and Warwick Middle School recently had two students selected as 2021 Carson Scholars, junior Gavin Clausen and 8th-grader Caleb Johnsen. With this honor they will both receive a $1,000 scholarship award to be invested for their college education. They will also receive a medal and certificate.
These two Warwick students are among more than 10,000 gifted students from across the United States that have been named as Carson Scholars. Students were chosen because they demonstrated exceptionally high standards of academic achievement, integrity, civic and social responsibility. In previous years these students would be honored in front of family, peers and educators at one of the spring regional award ceremonies. However, due to the current circumstances the ceremony has been postponed until fall of 2021.
The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit organization founded by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. College scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to students in grades 4-11 who demonstrate community service and academic success.
Gavin would like to pursue a career in the medical field and has done a large amount of volunteer work in the ER at UPMC.
Caleb spends his time volunteering as a coach for the Warwick Travel Baseball. He also volunteers at Green View Bible Camp. "I was kind of shocked when I found out I received this award," says Caleb. "I felt like it was a long shot to win, but I'm very excited about it." Even though Caleb is still in middle school, after he graduates his goal is to attend West Point and go into the military.
Congratulations to both students on this accomplishment.
More information on the Carson Scholar Fund can be found here: https://carsonscholars.org/