Prairie Crossing Charter School eighth-grade student Arminda Downey-Mavromatis has been awarded the Head of School Scholarship Award from Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest made this determination based on Arminda's academic record, teacher recommendations, SSAT scores, and her admissions application.
The scholarship entitles Arminda to $10,000 tuition per year, for all four years of high school. Arminda was also named as recipient of the S. Joan Meidinger Award, which grants her $1,000 as a result of achieving the highest score on the freshman placement exam at Regina Dominican College Preparatory School in Wilmette.
Additionally, Arminda was named as a recipient of the Sister Ann Fallon Leadership Award. This award is granted to the four eighth-grade students earning the highest verbal and math scores on the Regina Dominican placement exam. The amount of this award is $2,750 for her freshman year.
She was also named Catherine of Siena Scholar due to her academic accomplishments.
Arminda, who entered Prairie Crossing in the fall of her fourth-grade year, has always been very driven academically. Her teachers have encouraged that drive and worked with her throughout her time at PCCS to accomplish her goals.
"Arminda is an exceptional student and I'm so proud of what she has accomplished," said Megan Eigenrauch, Arminda's seventh-grade teacher. "She is a young woman with a clear set of goals and works very hard to achieve them. Arminda displayed this in several ways but what I'm the most impressed with is her ability to be a self-starter."