William Floyd High School senior A.G. Chancellor IV has been selected to participate in The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke University, a prestigious scholarship given to only 36 students each year (18 at Duke and 18 and UNC-Chapel Hill) designed for young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society. As a Robertson Scholar, A.G. will receive a full four-year scholarship including undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, room and board; three summers of domestic and international experiences, unique access to academic and extracurricular offerings at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, customized leadership and professional development opportunities and much more!
“A.G. has been my student during his senior year and I have seen him exemplify the qualities of hard work, passion, and sincerity on every occasion,” said Arianna Scanlon, A.G.’s guidance counselor. “He is the epitome of an all-around student. He excels both academically and athletically while making time for his peers and the community.”
A.G., who is very excited about this opportunity, said, “This scholarship means having the financial freedom to fully pursue my academic interests in an environment where I will be constantly pushed by and pushing my classmates to reach our full potential as the leaders of tomorrow.”
A.G., 18, of Mastic Beach, is ranked in the top five of his class, served as the captain of the William Floyd High School Mock Trial team and was a member of the 2014 state champions, a two-sport athlete (tennis and cross country), and a member of the National Honor Society as well as an extremely active member of the perennially successful Youth and Government program. In addition to his role presiding over the conference as this year’s governor, A.G. has served as speaker of the assembly, won the “Best Bill” award, and has been selected to attend the Conference on National Affairs for a third consecutive year; he has also received the honor of being named one of 20 “Outstanding Statesmen” out of the 600 students in the delegation during his junior year. He was also selected to be the student speaker at the annual New York State School Boards Association winter conference earlier this year. At Duke, A.G. plans on studying public policy and economics before entering a career in the public sector. He was accepted to all 10 of the schools he applied to including Yale, Columbia, Boston University (offered a full tuition trustee scholarship), Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, University of Virginia, UNC, Fordham and Stony Brook.