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Congratulations to Sam Varga, 2021-22 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Recipient

AOSC graduated senior Sam Varga has been announced as 1 of 3 CMNS students selected as a Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar for the 2021-22 period. Professor Tim Canty served as Sam's academic advisor. Sam is quoted below: 


"I had the fortune of having Ms. Jessica Bosse as my teacher for AP Language and Composition during my junior year of high school. During this time, Ms. Bosse taught me much more than how to improve my writing. She taught me the importance of formulating a theory, as well as the importance of gathering evidence to back that theory. These are tools that are just as applicable to scientific pursuits as they are to writing an argumentative essay. Her advice and guidance served me well in high school, and continue to do so in college. Professor Tim Canty has served as my academic advisor, my professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Department and as my mentor. He has provided boundless advice on searching for careers, graduate schools and research projects. He has pushed me to better myself academically, by suggesting rigorous courses and graduate level coursework. With his help, I have also become involved with multiple extracurricular opportunities. Through Professor Canty, I met my research mentors at the Environmental Modeling Center, with whom I am preparing my senior research project." 


You can learn more about the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholarship from the official press release and see this years other recipients at the 2021-2022 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholarship page.