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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Fort Plain Central School District News

Fort Plain senior, Travis Hearingshaw, awarded elite scholarship

TravisFort Plain High School student Travis Herringshaw has been selected as a 2015 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipient. He is one of 657 students chosen for this honor, out of 13,264 applicants. Students selected for the scholarship are “matched” to a very selective partner college—admitted with a guaranteed full, four-year scholarship, including tuition, room and board, and other expenses. Travis has been matched with Haverford College, just outside of Philadelphia. He is the son of Brenda Herringshaw.

According to a press release from QuestBridge, “The caliber of this year’s College Matches is exceptional. In addition to an average unweighted GPA of 3.91, the middle 50% have received between 1890-2140 on the SAT (out of 2400), and between 29-33 on the ACT (out of 36). Academically, 96% rank in the top 10% of their class, including 28% who rank 1st in their class. Financially, their median household income is $30,245, and 84% qualify for free or reduced price lunch. The majority of these QuestBridge Scholars—75%—are also among the first generation in their families to attend a four-year U.S. college.”