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UCS senior receives more than $1 million college scholarship offers
UCS senior receives more than $1 million college scholarship offers
Posted on 02/25/2020
Logo of Academic BlitzUtica Community Schools senior Katelyn Swope has a million-dollar future. 
 
That is the consensus of college and university admission offices from around the country who have offered her more than $1 million in college scholarships. 
 
For the Henry Ford II senior, the offers result in part for her taking advantage of the unique opportunities she has received in UCS. 
 
“Ford offers a lot of opportunities to be involved,” she said.  “I am so busy and I’m not even doing an eighth of what this school has to offer me. I really like the connections I have experienced here.”
 
Swope’s activities include not only her Advanced Placement coursework and rigorous academic choices, but also participation in Winter Guard International, work, and multiple student clubs and organizations, such as International Thespian Society, National Art Honors Society and KnowResolve. 
 
An award-winning student artist, she considers her development as a painter to be central to developing diverse experiences. 
 
“Art has always been a large part of me,” Swope said.  “I love the act of making art – I can find it to be really calming.”

Henry Ford II Art Teacher Amy May describes Swope “as an amazingly hard working individual with a very strong creative side. I believe that we will see great things from Kate in her future."
 
To date, Swope has received scholarship offers from 20 college and universities from throughout the country, including Xavier University, Concordia University and Carthage College. 
 
“It makes me feel accomplished,” she said.  “I have really worked hard throughout school, especially to be a well-rounded student.”
 
While she is still researching colleges, she said she plans to pursue a career in the business sector, such as marketing or accounting.