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WWHS Junior Named

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medalist

(left to right) WWHS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Shepherd, Shaelyn Scharpf, Mrs. Scharpf, and Assistant Principal for Guidance, Mr. Blair.

Walt Whitman High School Junior Shaelyn Scharpf was named a Rensselaer Medalist by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recognizing her achievements in math and science.


This medal was first presented in 1916 to acknowledge excellence in academic achievement and motivate students to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology, according to the letter from the Director of the Rensselaer Medal Program, Kayleigh Galbraith.


If the medalist applies, is accepted and chooses to enroll in Rensselaer, they will receive a $30,000 per year merit scholarship guaranteed for four years, and five years if the recipient is part of the School of Architecture program.


Nearly 10% of Rensselaer’s Class of 2025 received this medal and is presented to the enrolled student during the fall of their first year.


Congratulations to Shaelyn and all that she has accomplished!


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