Freshman is Bradley Scholar, attends seminar


AUBURN – St. Dominic Regional High School ninth-grader Jacob Naum attended the third annual Caroline D. Bradley Scholars Seminar in Marina Del Rey, Calif., from Feb. 3 to 5.

The annual event provided an opportunity for the community of Bradley Scholars, their parents and educators from private high schools around the country to discuss issues.

This year’s seminar theme was “Discovering Your Resilient Self.” Speakers included representatives from Stanford University and the University of Southern California. Naum was recognized with a certificate of achievement at the completion of the conference.

The Bradley Scholarship is founded on the conviction that exceptionally gifted young people flourish in nurturing, rigorous and flexible learning environments. The scholarship mission is to identify exceptionally gifted middle school students who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence and award them with a scholarship to a high school where they can actualize their intellectual and personal potential.

Naum is one of 15 scholars nationwide in the class of 2009 who are receiving a full-tuition scholarship to attend the private high school of their choice.

Attending the conference with Naum were his parents, Jeff and Sue Naum of Auburn; his sister, Katie; and St. Dom’s Director of Admissions Ryan Gleason.

For more information about the scholarship, visit the Institute for Educational Advancement Web site at