University School senior is National Merit Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that University School senior Henry Shapard, of Cleveland Heights, is a winner in its 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Shapard plans to attend Yale University, and study music and history.
Shapard, who started his University School education in kindergarten, is the recipient of the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Award. He is a Davey Fellow, studying classical music criticism, and is student conductor of the University School Chamber Orchestra.
Outside of school, he is co-principal cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, and principal cellist with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.
University School had four finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
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