Good Morning America chose 20+ students out of about tens of thousands who applied through The College Board to receive $40,000 worth of scholarships. Walt Whitman High School Senior Seth Blaise was among one of these chosen students.
Blaise was called in to an early morning meeting with The College Board, where he was surprised and delighted to discover his name had been picked and he had been chosen to receive the scholarship and appear on TV.
“They asked me a few questions and then told me I would be on ABC,” he said. “I feel special, honestly.”
Once he learned the reason for his inclusion, Blaise was ecstatic and excited to hear he was selected. The ABC show premiered on March 31 where they interviewed the students about this amazing accomplishment. “Seth was selected one out of over tens of thousands of students for this respected scholarship,” said Assistant Principal and Director of Guidance Corey Blair. “It just goes to show how we always say apply, apply, apply, this is a classic example of applying and then being randomly selected for such a prestigious scholarship,” Blair concluded.
At the time he was picked for the scholarship award, he had applied to several schools across New York state but has not yet decided as to which one he will go to yet. This money will allow him to make the right choice based on his academic needs rather than monetarily. While at Whitman, Blaise has paid his focus and involvement with Youth Court. His favorite high school pastime is Taekwondo and spending time at the library with friends.
In all, Blaise is honored to be chosen for this scholarship and is looking forward to continuing his academic career.