2 Greenfield students awarded Janet Beaman scholarships for 2018-19

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Greenfield School has selected two recipients of the Janet B. Beaman Academic Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year.

The Janet B. Beaman Academic Scholarship is awarded to one rising ninth-grader who just completed the eighth grade at Greenfield School and one rising ninth- or 10th-grade student who has never been enrolled in grades K-12 at Greenfield School. Each Beaman scholar will receive a scholarship worth 50 percent of the current tuition, excluding fees, to be renewed each year of high school.

The first recipient is rising ninth-grader Pauling Ngo.

“Pauling is an outstanding student and citizen both within and outside the Greenfield community who values leadership, diligence and honesty,” Greenfield’s announcement states. “She meets challenges in a straightforward way and is both a model leader as well as team player. Her flexibility and directness are both assets when being a part of a rigorous academic program. In addition to her many activities, she is a student who helps others and is appreciated by her friends and teachers for her positive attitude and quiet leadership.”

The second recipient, a new ninth-grader at Greenfield, is Vishakha Lakhani. She describes herself as being a leader with a broad perspective and clear vision, believing in teamwork and collaboration. As an honor roll student at Sallie B. Howard School, Vishakha led teams in science fair, math and theater competitions. She also won second place in the Rotary Club of Wilson essay competition. As a member of the National Junior Honor Society, she successfully organized the Pretty Tough Project, a self-defense class that aimed to empower middle school girls.

The annual scholarships honor the dedication and career of Janet Beaman, former teacher and headmaster at Greenfield.