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PCAHS Scholar wins Henry Clay Scholarship

April 24, 2017

Devin Foster was selected from hundreds of candidates nationwide for a Henry Clay Scholarship for Diplomacy. He'll receive an all-expense-paid week-long adventure at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, where some of the workshops will include Foreign Affairs, Domestic Policy, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. This is the second year in a row that PCAHS has boasted a Henry Clay winner; last year Zaria Watson was one of the 50 recipients. 

Here's an excerpt from the nomination letter written by Devin's teacher, Dr. Mary Wilkins:

"One of Devin’s strongest characteristics that makes him suitable for this honor is his ability to emulate the calmness of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during The Great Depression and President John F. Kennedy during the turbulent Civil Rights Movement. On many occasions when students have become agitated, Devin has calmly, without raising his voice or in some cases even standing from his seat, convinced these students to take a more positive path. Memories of Devin handling his peers in such a positive and effective manner reminds me that the most effective politicians are the ones who can control crowd hysteria. While Devin because of his age is only working with a “small crowd,” if he continues to pursue his dreams of studying law and engaging with the judicial system, this quality of convincing others to take a different path will continue to be used for the betterment of society."