The Emmons Family and The Out-of-Door Academy are honored to announce Benjamin "Ben" Garcia as the eleventh recipient of the prestigious Taylor Emmons Scholarship. A young man of exemplary character, Ben possesses all of the qualities that the scholarship committee looks for in a candidate. A dedicated student, a successful Beta Club member and award recipient, and a committed student-athlete, Ben excels in all of his academic and extracurricular activities. Additionally, he is known for his respectful, kind, hardworking, and enthusiastic approach to life, and he will undoubtedly contribute greatly to the Out-of-Door community.
"Ben is an outstanding young man who will be a great ambassador for Out-of-Door as the next Taylor Emmons Scholar," said Head of School David Mahler. "He will make an immediate, positive impact at ODA." Congratulations to Ben and his family on this wonderful honor and recognition.
In honor of Taylor Emmons '09, The Out-of-Door Academy and the Emmons family established The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund was created to keep Taylor's selfless spirit, concern for others and love for The Out-of-Door Academy alive for generations to come. Each year, the scholarship provides financial assistance for talented students who want a brighter future to experience the many benefits of a college-preparatory education. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving rising 9th grade student who demonstrates the highest level of character and commitment to his/her academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits.