Cape Henlopen High School graduating class of 2017 earned $2.8 million in college scholarships for their future academic endeavors.
Students earned full-tuition scholarships for all four years at their chosen schools. More than 110 students earned individual scholarships from higher learning institutions and local groups.
David Collord earned an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy that translates to $180,000 in scholarship money over the course of his education. He also received the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary JROTC Cadet Scholarship. During his time at Cape, Collord was a leader in the JROTC program and participated in National Honor Society.
Brendan Kane earned an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy equaling $250,000. Kane secured a nomination to the academy from Sen. Tom Carper. Kane was a member of the varsity lacrosse team and a member of National Honor Society.
Swarthmore awarded Cape senior Erik-Stefan Stancofski a McCabe Scholarship, which pays the full $202,000 tuition during his college career. Stancofski was the class valedictorian. Stancofski also was on the varsity lacrosse team. In addition to the McCabe Scholarship, he won the Michael C. Ferguson Achievement Award and was a WGMD Athlete of the Year Nominee.
Senior Juan Marquez was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan that amounts to $209,0000. Marquez was co-drum major, won Odyssey of the Mind and placed eighth in the world competition this year. He also has acted in theater productions and earned art awards during his time at Cape. Marquez also won the Howard Schroeder Memorial Art Scholarship, the Michael C. Ferguson Achievement Award and the Rehoboth Beach Bears Gay-Straight Alliance Scholarship.
Hannah Lowe earned a 1693 Scholars Program Award totaling $135,000 from William & Mary. Lowe’s accomplishments include spending 12 years in Girl Scouts, involvement in school clubs and theater productions and volunteering at the Lewes Library. In addition, Lowe went to the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition. Lowe received the Christopher J. Smail Memorial Scholarship, the Sue Lore Social Studies Book Grant, the U.S. Air Force Female Mathematics and Science Award and the Zwaanendael Club of Lewes Scholarship.
Connor Thompson will be attending Boston College on a full tuition scholarship totaling $202,400. He was a member of the varsity baseball team and a member of National Honor Society. Thompson also received the Jostens Award for Loyalty, Honor and Trust, the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the Village Improvement Association Good Citizenship Award.