Posted: Friday Feb 3, 2012
February 3, 2012
Timothy E. Danchik, a senior at Chapelgate Christian Academy, has been awarded a full tuition scholarship valued at $120,000 in Saint Vincent College’s annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, it was announced by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president.
Tim, the son of Edward and April Danchik of Woodbine, Maryland, plans to major in computing and information science and pursue a career in the field of computer security.
At Chapelgate, he is a member of the Math Club and advanced to the second round of two competitions, a member of the Model United Nations Club which is preparing to participate in a conference at Georgetown University February 16-19, and has taken advanced placement courses in physics, calculus, U.S. history, and literature. He was also a Maryland State Finalist with his essay about Lord of the Rings in the Letters About Literature competition and won second place four times in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the branch level. He is a member of St. Michael’s R.C. Church in Poplar Springs, Maryland, where he serves as an usher and as a summer volunteer with the Vacation Bible School. He has been active in community soccer and volunteers with his family to make lunches for the homeless each month.
The Wimmer Scholarship Program is named in honor of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer who founded Saint Vincent College in 1846 as the first Benedictine college in the United States. The program is designed to recognize high school students with outstanding academic abilities and to encourage them to pursue a quality undergraduate education at Saint Vincent. The scholarship winner is based on their performance on a written examination which was given at the College in November. Students who participated in this year’s examination were nominated by their high school principals because they were college-bound and met academic qualifications. This is the 30th year for the scholarship competition. More than two hundred high school students participated in the competition this year.
Photo: Timothy E. Danchik