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Upper St. Clair High School senior wins $160,000 scholarship

Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review - The eyes of Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick get large once he realizes he is the winner of a full college scholarship Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The full ride to Saint Vincent College includes tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review</em></div>The eyes of Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick get  large once he realizes he is the winner of a full college scholarship Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The full ride to Saint Vincent College includes tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review - Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick entertains with his saxaphone Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He had just been told he won a full scholarship for four years to Saint Vincent College for tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review</em></div>Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick entertains with his saxaphone Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He had just been told he won a full scholarship for four years to Saint Vincent College for tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review - Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick and his mother Linda handle an over-sized check he received for winning a full college scholarship Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The full ride to Saint Vincent College includes tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review</em></div>Upper St. Clair senior Connor McCormick and his mother Linda handle an over-sized check he received for winning a full college scholarship Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The full ride to Saint Vincent College includes tuition, room and board and is valued at $160,000. McCormick was the top scorer on a multi-subject entrance exam he took when applying to the college.

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
 

St. Vincent College awarded Upper St. Clair High School senior Connor McCormick a scholarship for $160,000 Thursday, covering four years of tuition, room and board at the Catholic college in Latrobe.

McCormick, 18, qualified for the Archabbot Boniface Wimmer scholarship by having the highest score out of 250 applicants taking a multi-subject exam last November.

He and the rest of the high school jazz band were told they were playing at an award ceremony for the school's principal, but learned it really was for McCormick when St. Vincent officials and his parents surprised him, presenting him with a giant novelty check.

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