Edmundo Ortiz '18 named English-Speaking Union Scholar
News – Rabun Gap, Georgia
Edmundo Ortiz '18 is headed across the pond for a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity as an English-Speaking Union Secondary School Exchange Scholar.
The appointment grants Ortiz a full scholarship to spend a year between high school and college at a British boarding school. Next year, he will study at Eastbourne College in East Sussex, England. He has already been accepted to Bowdoin College, a top liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine, for the 2019-2020 academic year and plans to study English, philosophy, and politics.
"I love the English culture, love learning and love traveling, and taking this Gap year would give me the opportunity to do all three," Ortiz said. "Also, I want to be a writer when I grow up, and having a year with no academic pressures will allow me to read and write whatever I want without the worry of college applications or studying for the SAT."