Julio Palencia '16 awarded Town of Fairfield & Kiwanis Scholarships
For his solid citizenship and academic record, and for his contribution to the lives of others, Julio Palencia has been recognized by both the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and by the Fairfield Recreation Department. Julio’s achievements in service to the community and his leadership on and off campus led to his being awarded the Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award sponsored the Fairfield Recreation Department. For his outstanding academic record and excellent record of service to the community Julio was granted a scholarship award by the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield.
In the classroom Julio has met the challenge of honors and Advanced Placement courses in every academic discipline and has graduated with magna cum laude honors. His academic performance qualified him for National Honor Society induction in his junior year which led to further levels of service as a peer tutor on the Prep campus. Julio has shared his talents with the international community traveling to Appalachia for a week long service mission and to Ecuador with Prep’s Global Mission, and he has served the local community by his participation in Prep’s Urban Plunge and by his strong and steady contribution to the program at the Pilot House where he has assisted special needs children since he was in the sixth grade. On campus Julio has sought growth in the Arts through his founding of the Art Club and he has served in a leadership role in Prep’s ASPIRA organization through which he honors his Hispanic heritage as a young man of Guatemalan background. Julio will continue his quest at Bowdoin College where he begins the next stage of his growth in the fall of 2016.