BIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 27, 2011 – Spencer Solys, a student at The Roeper School, a co-educational day school for gifted children was recently named a Student of Excellence in Science Merit by the United States Achievement Academy (USAA). Roeper Head of School Randall C. Dunn made the announcement.
A Northville resident, Solys is entering his junior year at The Roeper School. He was nominated by Roeper teacher Jill Graff for his exceptional knowledge base and academic performance in science.
“We are tremendously proud of Spencer and his academic accomplishments,” said Dunn. “He is an extremely intelligent and motivated student, and we are very privileged to have such talented and exceptionally driven individuals at our school.”
The USAA recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set forth by the academy. The Standards for Selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation form a qualified sponsor. Each year, the USAA recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more information, please visit www.roeper.org.