EDS Eighth Graders Awarded Prestigious Merit Scholarships


Every year, local high schools do their best to attract EDS eighth graders, as our students consistently rank among the most well prepared, well rounded, and well behaved high school applicants. This year, two EDS eighth graders were awarded prestigious Merit Scholarships based on their EDS achievements – no small feat, and no surprise for those who know them.

Jack A. moved to Augusta and entered EDS in 3rd grade. Not one to draw attention to himself, Jack quietly established himself as a talented artist, scholar, and leader among his peers. He has served three years as a STAR Student Ambassador, three years in Student Council (and Student Council President this year), makes regular Honor Roll appearances, participated in Jr. Model UN, and was awarded the EDS Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship in 7th grade. Additionally, Jack ran cross-country and track throughout middle school and won Most Improved Runner in 7th grade.

Attending boarding school isn’t for everyone, but Christ School is fortunate to have Jack next fall and awarded him the prestigious Headmaster’s Scholarship, which “ensures that (Christ School) will continue to enroll exceptional young men, each of whom will enrich the Christ School community.” This scholarship, based solely on merit, is awarded to candidates who meet specific criteria and students are selected based on “a demonstrated capacity for leadership, high academic achievement, and exceptional personal character.” Christ School’s selection of Jack A. as its recipient was spot on!

EDS is also proud to announce that Nan W. was awarded the highly competitive Westminster Honors Scholarship, designed to attract “the most exceptional students from the CSRA to Westminster’s Upper School program.” An EDS student since she was three, Nan graciously distinguishes herself in and out of the classroom.

Nan has multiple city-wide writing awards (Morris Museum Combining Voices Literary Competition, Phinizy Swamp Science Essay Contest, DAR American History Writing Contest,, National History Day Essay Contest), won the EDS school-wide Spelling Bee, participated in Jr. Model UN and as a STAR Student Ambassador, made Honor Roll every quarter, and served as a Graduation Marshal in 7th grade (an honor bestowed upon the two 7th grade students with the highest GPA). Nan is a leader in Student Council and as an EDS Cheerleader, receiving the Cheerleading Ironwoman Award in 7th grade and serving as Cheer Captain in 8th grade.

Please join EDS in congratulating Jack and Nan on their achievements. Christ School and Westminster Schools of Augusta are getting two of EDS’s finest this year, and we

look forward to hearing about their accomplishments for years to come. Best wishes to Jack and Nan!

Ginger Chew

Director of Development

EDS Faculty since 2022; 22 years prior experience

B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alumni Parent


  Comments: 1

  1. So proud of Nan!!

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