Mariner Middle student earns Carson scholarship

March 25, 2021

Mariner Middle School eighth-grader Carly Favoroso has been named a 2021 Carson Scholarship winner.

With this honor, Carly will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that can be used toward her college education.

Carly’s honors language arts teacher Amy Soni nominated her. “Carly has a notable ability to pursue a high standard of excellence despite the challenges she and other students are facing with the current pandemic,” said Soni. “She’s been able to manage these challenges with grace and perseverance, and she is conscientious, determined, and focused on the task at hand. She will also advocate for herself and others when needed. Carly not only puts forth tremendous effort and diligence in the classroom, but continues this same effort in the evenings as she trains with a local ballet studio. It’s because of this that I believe she truly captures the spirit that embodies this prestigious award and ultimately, it is why I nominated her.”

“We are very proud of Carly and all of her hard work,” said Fred Best, Mariner principal. “She is a shining example of a well-rounded student with her top-notch academic accomplishments, and her involvement in extracurricular activities and her local community. We’re very excited to see what the future has in store for Carly as she moves on to Cape Henlopen High School next year.”

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholars are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service.

In addition to the scholarship, Carly will be presented with an Olympic-sized medal; and a trophy will be given to Mariner Middle School in recognition of her accomplishments. Carly and other recipients will be recognized at a regional event in the fall.

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