Author: Lybomir Yordanov
Ninth grade student Kaloyan Purvanov from Montana, became a student of one of the most prestige private schools in USA- “Phillips Academy” in Massachusetts.
The school is one of the fifth most-expensive and elite secondary schools in America, where were studied presidents George Bush-father and son, as well as 250 of the most famous politicians and businessmen from USA and all the world. The school is opened by George Washington.
The “Davis” scholarship with a value of 115 000 dollars, was won by 16 year old Kaloyan, with an essay”Who am I” from “Petur Bogdan” language gymnasium.
In the text the teenager was telling about his life until now and mainly for his interests at school and his participations in campaigns for people been in need. Kaloyan is a youth Red Cross member and regularly have taken part in actions for support of disadvantage people and people with diseases .In the essay Koloyan wrote that his view to the world had changed after he met 21-year-old boy with disabilities.
“In his age he was older than me, but his soul was just a one year-old. At the same time, he was so positive and smiling. Then I appreciate how lucky all we are to be born such as we are. And how it’s important to help to the different, because they a part of our society and they are making richer the world with the possibilities they have and their willingness to show them”. With these worlds, the teenager won the hearts of the school management.
After he impressed the jury with the essay, Kaloyan passed many examinations. He successfully passed the test in English with 120 questions, and after that, he showed itself perfectly at the discussion.
About the competition, he leaned accidently from his class teacher, who is a chemist. One day she entered into the class with a paper sheet in her hand and told to the children if anyone wants, could apply for this exceptionally prestige scholarship. Purvanov has not doubted at all. The older students, who already won similar rewards, encouraged him.
Except the daily lessons in “Phillips academy”, from this fall the boy could learn deeply his favorite genetics. During the vacations, he will travel all over the world for missions to help suffered people organized by the gymnasium. All the expenses about the Bulgarian boy staying and education in USA will be undertaken by the school.
“Phillips academy” is 238 year-old and is one of the richest schools in the world. Every year just four kids of the entire world have the right to get “Davis” scholarship at the elite gymnasium.
It is situated just 20 min. from “Harvard” and Kaloyan doesn’t discount the possibility after finishing of his secondary education to continue to study in the best university in the world. He dreams to become a surgeon and to carry on the family traditions. His father is a stomatologist in Montana, and his mother is a nurse. He has and a little brother.
His family as well as his teachers and classmates from the language gymnasium in Montana support him and are very proud with his success. “I believe that someday his name would be placed between the names of the most famous people, finished “Phillips academy” said his Director Penka Nenkova.