New Canaan Country School has named Samantha Flores as the 2018-2019 Horizons Scholar. She will attend New Canaan Country School this fall as a fourth grader and has been a participant in the Horizons Program at New Canaan Country School for several years.
Horizons was founded on the campus of New Canaan Country School more than 54 years ago as a summer program and now has grown into a year-round program that serves approximately 400 students, primarily from Stamford and Norwalk each year. Horizons builds brighter futures for K-12 students through academic and enrichment programs – nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams.
In naming Horizons Scholars, the school looks for Horizons students who combine a strong commitment to academic work with an equally strong commitment to character skills.
“This is a life-changing opportunity for Samantha,” said Johana Flores, Samantha’s mother. “We know that she will do great.” Samantha is a Stamford resident who attended Springdale Elementary School. She will join her sister, Maria, who is currently in seventh grade at Country School along with five other Horizons Scholars.
Head of School Aaron Cooper presented the award to Samantha during a special musical event this summer which was attended by a large audience of Horizons students, faculty, parents, special guests and colleagues. “Samantha has everything we look for in a Country School student. She loves learning. She cares about being a part of a community, and we are delighted to have her join ours,” he said.