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High school students earn scholarships at Paul Smith’s College competition

PAUL SMITHS, NY – One hundred high school students earned scholarships to Paul Smith’s College after competing in the Presidential Scholarship Competition on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Recipients include:

Jessica Lord of Phoenix. Lord received a $1,000 scholarship.

Jason Mattice of Fulton. Mattice received a $5,000 scholarship.

Contestants participated in a pair of group problem-solving challenges as part of the competition. One was centered around an exercise to build a tower using balloons and few other materials; the other involved writing and acting a play using a handful of provided elements.

The students also participated in a one-on-one interview with a college representative.

Scholarship awards ranged between $1,000 and full tuition. Recipients who choose to attend Paul Smith’s are eligible to receive the scholarships annually for as long as they are enrolled.

About Paul Smith’s College

At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. We are the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs, in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences, draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere.