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Pikesville High student named a Cooke College Scholar

Posted: 10:35 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 22:35:26-05
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TOWSON, Md. — Congrats are in order for local high school senior Ferdinand Virtudes Junior.

This Pikesville High School student is one of only 68 students named a Cooke College Scholar.

The Foundation provides scholars with up to $40,000 per year for up to four years to complete a bachelor’s degree. Cooke Scholars also have access to opportunities for internships, study abroad and a community of motivated peers.

He entered the program in the eighth grade.

“Ferdinand epitomizes Pride Honor Success!” said Pikesville High School Principal Sandra Reid. “A team player/leader/scholar of the highest caliber and character, Ferdinand was well-suited to receive this elite honor that showcases the impressive, altruistic, and talented young man he is! A civically-oriented future educator, he founded ‘Treasures for Teachers and Students’ and actively solicited donated/purchased supplies for teachers to advantage the neediest of our population. Thoughtful beyond his years, he is genuinely caring, sincere, and authentic in his quest to unselfishly give back to our school and associated community in every endeavor he undertakes.”