One of Long Valley's own has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of excellence, and will be studying medicine in the West Indies.
Brent Lewis, a student at St. George's University School of Medicine, is one of 54 students in the class of 2016 awarded the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship (LOE), a partial-tuition scholarship awarded to entering students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to achieving academic excellence in a rigorous medical curriculum, according to a press release from the school.
"Mr. Lewis’ academic excellence and clear potential for success in medicine make him a most deserving recipient of this scholarship," the University said.
"Recipients of this award are chosen based on academic merit as well as the student’s commitment to their school and their chosen profession," the release stated. "The goal of the LOE is to provide high-achieving students the means to impact the medical profession in innovative, noble and humanitarian ways."
Lewis will be studying medicine in Grenada.
The Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the University in 2003, and has awarded more than $6.5 million in tuition scholarships for more than 200 students, the release said.