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Three local students are off to college this month with support from the Gawthrop Greenwood Law Prize.
Gawthrop Greenwood has been encouraging, recognizing and honoring academic excellence since the law firm’s founding in 1904. Created in 1991, the Gawthrop Greenwood Law Prize ensures the advancement and education of Chester County’s youth by awarding a student from each of the three high schools in the West Chester Area School District. This year’s law prize winners, receiving $1,000 each, are:
- Saanvi Bhatia – Graduate of West Chester East High School, attending Stanford University
- Sequoia Drake – Graduate of West Chester B. Reed Henderson High School, attending West Chester University
- Andrew Saddic – Graduate of Bayard Rustin High School, attending University of Delaware
“This year we launched a social media campaign to encourage additional scholarship applications, and we were very impressed with the level of ambition exhibited by our scholars,” says Gawthrop Greenwood partner Stacey Fuller, who practices in the area of education law and is president of the West Chester Area Education Foundation. “We wish all of our local students the very best as they embark on this new chapter in their educational lives.”
Each award recipient also received a copy of the book Dear Grad: Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey. The book grew out of the YouTube “Dear Class of 2020” virtual celebration and provides insight from a diverse group of famous and soon-to-be-famous people across America on building resilience and embracing the possibilities ahead.
Saddic said, “I wanted to reach out and say thank you for the generous scholarship I received from Gawthrop. I am honored to receive the award.”