Meyer Academy Alumni Nominated for Pathfinder Scholarship Awards
Six alumni from Meyer Academy (Federation’s partner day school) were recently nominated for the prestigious Pathfinder Scholarship Awards.
Josh Hellerstein, Haley Lickstein, Lillian Lesser, Stephen Berkner, Zachary Goldstein and Austin Litt all attended Meyer Academy through eighth grade, and now attend prestigious high schools throughout Palm Beach County. Hellerstein received a scholarship for placing first in science, and Lickstein received a college scholarship for placing in debate.
“As a parent, I was delighted to watch [my oldest daughter] and the other Meyer Academy alumni continue to flourish after completing middle school and then high school,” said David Lickstein, President of Meyer Academy’s Board of Trustees.
Each year, the Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards are presented to high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin counties who have proved outstanding achievement in 18 academic, vocational and athletic categories. These awards are presented annually to recognize excellence and to encourage these students to one day bring their talents to the communities where they received a start to their good education and a fulfilling career.
“Meyer Academy sparks the desire to learn, explore and achieve, creating a student life that goes beyond academics,” said Danielle Ockman, Dean of Students at Meyer Academy. “Students are ready to succeed – anywhere.”
Meyer Academy is a K-8th grade Jewish day school located in a state-of-the-art home Palm Beach Gardens. More than 80 percent of Meyer Academy's eighth grade students graduating in 2015 have committed to high ranking high schools with International Baccalaureate, Arts, Math/Science/Engineering, Environmental Science and Business programs including Oxbridge Academy, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, William T. Dwyer High School, Suncoast High School, American Heritage and G-Star School of the Arts. The other eighth grade students are in the process of making final decisions on their high schools of choice.
Now seniors in various high schools throughout the county, the entire Meyer Academy graduating class of 2011 received college acceptances to many prestigious universities. These include honors programs, sports scholarships and arts programs at University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke, Northeastern, Emerson, University of Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology.