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John H. Woodson Student Accepted to Deerfield Academy

April 7, 2009 – Shanisha Coram, an eighth grade student at the John H. Woodson Junior High School, has been accepted to the prestigious Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, according to Vaughn Hewitt, school principal.
"Miss Coram will enter Deerfield Academy in the fall of 2009 where she will begin her four-year high school career," Hewitt said. "We are elated about her acceptance to this prestigious secondary institution. John H. Woodson Junior High School has prepared her well for this honor and we wish her all the best."
Woodson's counselor, Sharon Canton, said Coram's high score on a standardized test qualified her for a four-year scholarship sponsored by a private citizen on the U.S. mainland. "The parents of Shanisha are very supportive of her goals and objectives," Canton said. "Their parental skills should be commended."
Deerfield is a boarding school that encompasses a beautiful 280-acre property. Boarders from 38 states and 25 countries, representing a wide diversity of ethnic and economic backgrounds, participate in its rigorous academic and extra curricula activities. The academy prepares its students to seek admission to the nation's finest colleges and universities.
Student representatives from all public junior high schools were considered during the admissions process.
Coram is the first public school student in the territory to be accepted at Deerfield.
For more information, contact counselor Sharon Canton at 778-2710.

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