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Vail student gets prestigious scholarship

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Christiana Grace White, a Vail Mountain School student, has received a Jefferson Foundation Scholarship from the University of Virginia.

White, a National Merit Scholarship finalist, excelled in college-level courses at the East Vail school and started its year-book, serving as its editor. She is also a member of Philanthropy Club, a student organization that oversees student fundraising and manages grants totaling over $10,000.

White has tutored younger students and participated in Vail Mountain School’s Ethnically Engaged Youth inaugural service trip to India.

White skied on school’s Nordic and alpine Ski teams, finishing 4th for the state’s Skimeister Award. In 2007 she was on the Nordic skiing state champion team and was the alternate for the Junior Olympic Nordic Ski Team.

With the goal of becoming a doctor, White has interned at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and worked in the emergency room at the Frisco Medical Center.

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