(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School senior Daniel Gallagher has been named a Presidents Scholar by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Presidents Scholarship is Georgia Techs premier merit-based award. It is offered to approximately 110 outstanding entering freshmen who have demonstrated superb leadership skills, are among the top few in their class in academic performance, and show promise of continuing such performance in college and beyond.
The amount of the scholarship depends on a students final ranking in the competition. The top five Georgia residents and the top five non-Georgia residents are awarded full rides. The remaining awards are split among the other three levels. Gallagher is one of those top-five Georgia residents and will be awarded a full scholarship to Georgia Tech.
Of Daniel, SCDS Director of College Counseling Mary Beth Fry asserts, Daniel Gallagher is simply amazing. He has always been an extraordinary studentsomeone in love with learningand always works for the sake of knowing rather than for a grade. Daniel adores a great challenge: the more complex the problem is in front of him, the more fun he has with it. When we learned that Daniel had been named a Georgia Tech Presidents Scholar, we were confident that he would be an exciting candidate to the scholarship committee for the full award, and I wasnt in the least surprised to learn that he had indeed been named one of the top-five scholarship winners in the state of Georgia. Daniel, humble as he is, is still a bit overwhelmed and stunned, but thats just his way; for our part, everyone at Country Day is enormously proud of him.
At Savannah Country Day, Daniel is an athlete, playing varsity tennis and running cross-country. Daniel is also a member of the SCDS math team and a volunteer with Horizons a Savannah Country Day hosted academic enrichment program for low income students.
Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a generous and compassionate spirit. For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its programs, please visit www.savcds.org.