Arlington's Keel named UVM Green & Gold Scholar

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ARLINGTON — Arlington Memorial High School Senior Jamie Keel has been named a Green & Gold Scholar by the University of Vermont (UVM) and will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, currently valued at more than $60,000. Each year, UVM recognizes the top students at accredited high schools in Vermont as Green & Gold Scholars. At AMHS, the Green & Gold award is given to the student who earns the highest grade-point average at the end of junior year.

"Jamie's strong academic preparation will serve her well in college and in any career she chooses," said Arlington Principal Tim Stewart. "She is a bright young woman with a tireless work ethic who is very deserving of this honor."

Keel has received numerous honors and awards for her academic achievements. In addition to the Green & Gold Award, she is an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Award. Keel has received principal's honors or high honor's distinction each marking period throughout her high school career and has earned academic excellence awards for her accomplishments in AP Calculus, AP English and Spanish.

Keel has served as president of the AMHS Student Council for the past two years and is involved in many extracurricular activities including the environmental club, chorus and band. She is a three-sport athlete competing in varsity soccer, varsity basketball and varsity track & field. Keel received a NIAAA Student-Athlete Scholarship, recognizing her many athletic accomplishments including her first-place finish in the 800-meter race at the 2017 Vermont State Track & Field meet, serving as a co-captain of the AMHS varsity girls soccer D-IV state championship team and volunteering with the Arlington TOPSoccer youth program.

Keel plans to major in biology after high school. In addition to UVM, she has applied to several colleges including Quinnipiac University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Keel is the daughter of David and Celeste Keel of Sandgate.                    

For more information about the Green & Gold nomination, contact Stewart at stewartt@bvsu.org or 375.2589. The Arlington School District mission is to create a safe, caring and respectful environment of academic excellence where students are uniquely challenged to reach their potential.

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