Sarah Norton and Will Potter, current students at Deerfield-Windsor School, have been named Cannon Scholars for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Cannon Family Scholarships are named in honor of Chris Cannon and his family in recognition of their generous support for Deerfield-Windsor School for many years.
Sarah, a junior, is the daughter of John and Lane Norton. Captain of the DWS dance line, she is also a member of the varsity soccer and track teams. Sarah is also president of the Spanish Club and a member of Beta Club, the math team, English Honor Society, and Student Council. Outside of school, she volunteers for the Albany Museum of Art, Camp Big Heart and Vacation Bible School
Will, a sophomore, is the son of Jason and Angie Potter. A member of the varsity football team, he is also a member of Beta Club and has been involved with stage crew for the spring musical, science club, and Key Club. Will has volunteered with Challenger League and served as youth recreational director at his church.
Cannon Scholarships are based primarily on academics. Extracurricular activities are considered in the selection process but are not the primary criterion. Students enter by completing an application and by writing an essay in a supervised setting. The DWS Board of Trustees' Scholarship Committee decides winners of the awards.
Students who have attended Deerfield-Windsor for at least one year are eligible to apply for this half-tuition scholarship. Two non-renewable Cannon Family Scholarships are awarded each school year.