Glenelg Country student wins honors
Blaise Aguera-Arcas of Glenelg Country School is a 1993 recipient of the National Merit, National Hispanic and National Science scholarships and has been named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar.
He has also been awarded a College Honor Scholarship at the University of Chicago and a Presidential Scholarship at the University of Maryland.
Blaise furthered his interest in science and technology this year, studying physics with Dr. Ivan Kramer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
In his junior year, he participated in a mentor program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he conceptualized, designed and implemented an initial cataloging system for the Midcourse Space Experiment satellite power/thermal simulation in decC language.
The 17-year-old Catonsville resident taught reading to adults in Baltimore County and tutored in Spanish in Howard County.
He also worked this year as a volunteer with elementary school students at Cedar Lane School.
He has served for three years as editor of Glenelg Country School's magazine, Appoggiatura, and played cello in the school's chamber ensemble.
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