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Neubauer Receives W&L's Most Prestigious Scholarship

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (SAS) senior Porter Neubauer will join the first-year class at Washington & Lee University (W&L) in the fall with tuition, room, and board covered, as well as up to $7,000 in additional support for special projects each summer.

Porter is one of a select number of incoming students to receive W&L’s Johnson Scholarship. Awarded to approximately 10% of each W&L entering class, students are chosen based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and the potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and the world.

Porter has excelled in all of these areas at SAS. He is a High Honors student, a proctor, a school ambassador, and a member of the Cum Laude Society. He served as a student representative to the school’s Curriculum Committee, is a member of the varsity boys’ soccer team, and is an Eagle Scout. He was formerly a member of the school’s varsity swim team and qualified for state competition as part of the school’s record-holding relay team for the 200 Free. Porter took advantage of the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee option to take courses for free and for credit at the University of the South enrolling in Creative Writing Poetry and Principles of Chemistry.

“I'm tremendously grateful to be named a Johnson Scholar at Washington and Lee,” said Porter upon acceptance of the scholarship. “As I reaffirm my leadership and integrity for the next four years of my education, I cannot forget how my experience at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School has prepared me to think critically, act with dignity, and engage in community with my peers. W&L, I know, will pick up in September right where I leave off in May, both as a wealth of academic challenge and a coterie of like-minded learners.”

Porter is the son of Alex and Amy Neubauer of Belvidere, Tenn., who offered the following when they heard the news, “Washington and Lee University is an excellent liberal arts college, and we are incredibly grateful to the Johnson Program for making a W&L education possible for Porter. We also thank St. Andrews-Sewanee for its important role in Porter's success. The school's remarkable curriculum, devoted faculty, and diverse opportunities have uniquely prepared him to meet this moment, and we are confident that Porter will carry his time at SAS with him these next four years and beyond.”