Upton Student at Mass Academy Is Finalist in Scholarship Program

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Scott R. McKenzie, a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been named a finalist in the 1999 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a privately financed competition for African-American students. The son of Richard and Gale McKenzie of Upton, Mass., he has been involved in band and U.S. FIRST, a robotics competition, and has received the highest awards in both math and chemistry. He came to the Mass Academy from Nipmuc Regional High School.

It is expected that nearly 800 of the more than 1,200 outstanding finalists will receive an Achievement Scholarship offer in 1999. The awards to be offered include 440 National Achievement $2000 Scholarships, about 160 corporate-sponsored scholarships and some 180 college-sponsored scholarships.

The Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science is a public high school for students in grades 11 and 12. A collaborative effort among the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the high schools of the state, the academy offers an outstanding education to students with an exceptional aptitude for mathematics and science.