New Canaan Country School Selects Horizons Scholar
New Canaan Country School named Ramses Perez as this year’s Horizons Scholar. Ramses will join Country School this fall as a sixth grader. Ramses has been a participant in the Horizons’ Summer Enrichment Program at New Canaan Country School since second grade.
In naming a Horizons Scholar, the school looks for an outstanding Horizons student who combines a strong commitment to academic work with an equally strong commitment to character skills.
“I can’t believe I’ve been given the opportunity to come to NCCS. This is a really big chance for me,” said Ramses, who lives in Norwalk and has attended Brookside Elementary School.
Executive Director of Horizons at NCCS Kerry Stevens presented Ramses the award at a ceremony in late July. “Ramses has been a wonderful member of our Horizons community,” said Stevens. “He is a tremendously curious student who enjoys learning endlessly. He shows perseverance and ability in his work, and he is kind and socially adept. “
Head of School Rob Macrae also congratulated Ramses and emphasized the school’s commitment to community service and yearlong learning. “Horizons and New Canaan Country School share so many of the same values of teamwork, creativity, curiosity and resilience,” he said. “It’s important that the campus continues to be a place of learning and enriching activities during the summer months.”
For over 50 years, Horizons at NCCS has been an outreach program that benefits underserved, public school children primarily from Stamford and Norwalk. Created at NCCS over half a century ago, Horizons has since been replicated into a network of 48 affiliate programs across the country. Horizons builds brighter futures for K -12 students from low-income families by creating year-round academic, cultural, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams. For more information, visit www.horizonskids.org.