Piedmont student awarded Davis Scholarship for International Study at UWC Red Cross Nordic


Bryson Cheney

Bryson Cheney, a tenth-grade student at Piedmont High School, has been awarded the Davis Scholarship to attend United World Colleges (UWC) Red Cross Nordic. His selection for this esteemed scholarship places him among a group of 58 U.S. students recognized for their academic merit and potential to foster international understanding. He is the son of Gina Lambright and John Cheney of Piedmont, California.

UWC operates 18 campuses globally, offering the International Baccalaureate to students aged 16-19. It’s dedicated to uniting cultures through education to build a peaceful and sustainable future. The diverse student body represents up to 90 countries, including many from regions of conflict.

Bryson’s commitment to debate exemplifies his dedication to the UWC mission of peace and sustainability. Through debate, he has honed skills in argumentation, persuasion, listening, and acknowledgment. He aspires to use these abilities to promote greater understanding and acceptance in his daily life.

His involvement with the Piedmont Community Service Crew underscores his commitment to community service, amassing over 100 hours of volunteer work, and he is recognized within the organization for his significant contributions.

Bryson has excelled academically, maintaining a 4.0 unweighted GPA and standing out in classes such as History, Chemistry, and English. He is a member of the PHS Honors Society and has a deep appreciation for learning and understanding diverse global perspectives. Reflecting on his motivation to join UWC, Bryson stated, “I am eager to embrace the UWC education, which I believe will expand my world view and enable me to contribute effectively to
global challenges.”

For more information on the UWC schools, the mission and UWC-USA please visit www.uwc-usa.org.

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