High School East Senior Receives Horatio Alger Scholarship

High School East Senior Receives Horatio Alger Scholarship photo
Following a rigorous application process, Sachem High School East senior Angelica Knudson has been selected to receive the Horatio Alger State Scholarship. 

The Horatio Alger State Scholarship is awarded to students across the country who have encountered and risen above difficulties. The application process includes numerous short essay questions and a large essay describing a challenge the applicant has overcome. 

Angelica is enrolled in Advanced Placement literature, government and politics. She has been playing violin since fourth grade and is an active member of several clubs, including the Gay Straight Alliance, History Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She plans to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges to study English education following graduation. 

“I am very grateful for this opportunity,” Angelica said. “At times life may seem unclear but with persistence anything is possible.”