Junior studies abroad through merit-based scholarship


Pierce Corson

Junior Pierce Corson stands proudly in front of hand sculpture.

Junior Pierce Corson has recently been selected to receive the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship.

NYSLI-Y, an overseas program, provides scholarships to eligible high school students who wish to learn languages less common in schools.

This summer, Pierce will study Mandarin Chinese in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

“I’ll live with a host family and study every day at Wen Zao University with other American students that also received the scholarship,” said Pierce. “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity to improve my language skills and learn more about Taiwanese culture.”