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Valedictorian Evan Boger Awarded Cox and Koch Scholarships

June 8, 2018 by Admin

Evan Boger, Class of 2018, is one of four Cox Scholars named for Santa Barbara County. Cox Charities awards college scholarships to students who are enrolling full-time in an accredited two or four-year university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate active involvement in extracurriculars, community service, or work experience. The average award is between $1,000 and $5,000. Evan was named valedictorian of the Providence Class of 2018 and he plans to study business and economics at Westmont College.

Evan began at Providence in the seventh grade and, at the private Christian school, has found a place where his hobbies and academic interests could flourish. He discovered, through an interest in literature and Tolkien, that he had a knack for making chain mail. At a school like Providence, Evan was able to pursue this hobby, have several opportunities to show off his talents, and even garner some interest from his classmates.

Over the years, Evan also discovered an interest in economics. At Providence, Evan took classes in that field from a teacher he “really looks up to”—Mr. Bruce Rottman. Through Mr. Rottman’s class, Evan was inspired to register to attend Acton University in Grand Rapids, MI this summer. Acton University is an annual exclusive four-day intensive seminar of courses that combine concepts of faith with sound economic principles. Attendees for this year will number over 1,000 from all over the world and many different faith backgrounds. It’s extremely rare for a high school student to attend the program but, because of the opportunities and inspiration afforded at Providence, as well as with the help of a generous scholarship from the Koch Foundation, Evan is able to attend this seminar alongside Mr. Rottman, a fellow classmate, and two other Providence teachers with almost zero cost out of pocket.

While Evan’s excellence in the classroom and interesting hobbies shaped much of his high school experience, he also found a place in Providence athletics and speaks highly of the friendships that were founded through those experiences. “I think that Providence has provided a good place to learn what is valuable in a friend and for those friendships to flourish,” he said.

—written by Allie Williams, Providence editorial intern; photo by James Daly