Junior Jason Barr from General Douglas MacArthur High School was recently awarded with the Computing Medal Award from the Rochester Institute of Technology for his outstanding achievement in computing. Barr is now eligible for a $28,000 RIT Computing Medal Scholarship or $7,000 per year, if he is accepted and enrolls at RIT full time following his high school graduation.
To be selected for this honor, students must demonstrate excellent academic and leadership skills, rank in the top 10 percent of their junior class and express an interest and ability in computing. Nominated by MacArthur High School's guidance department, Barr has taken a rigorous course load, enrolling in classes such as Advanced Placement physics, pre-calculus, Advanced Placement computer science, Pre-Advanced Placement Spanish and Advanced Placement psychology. He is also a member of MacArthur High School's environmental club, art club and National Honor Society.
In the future, Barr plans to major physics and minor in computer science. With this award, he can pursue any of the baccalaureate degree programs available in RIT's nine colleges.