WEST HARTFORD – John Carew, a junior at Northwest Catholic High School, has been named a 2015 Governor’s Scholar – one of only 30 juniors in the state to receive the prestigious honor.
Mr. Carew, the son of John and Kirsten Carew of Simsbury, was chosen from a pool of academically outstanding juniors from throughout Connecticut. The students, who were nominated by their principals, must rank in the top 5 percent of their class, must complete an essay and must submit scores from standardized tests. The winners are chosen by a committee of professional educators selected by the Connecticut Association of Schools, which sponsors the program.
Mr. Carew is active in numerous extracurricular activities, including the Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Unified Theater and Relay for Life. He is also a member of the cross-country and indoor and outdoor track teams and the National Honor Society. In addition, he is an international student ambassador.
“We are delighted that John has been recognized for his outstanding scholarship,” said Northwest Catholic Principal Margaret Williamson. “He is an integral part of the Northwest Catholic community, and we all congratulate him.”
The Governor’s Scholars will be honored at a luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on May 21. All Governor’s Scholars will receive information on participation in courses and research projects at selected Connecticut colleges and universities.
Mr. Carew is the fifth Northwest Catholic student since 2003 to receive this award and the second to receive the award in the past two years. Sarah McLaughlin, ’15, was named a 2014 Governor’s Scholar.