The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that senior Brendan O’Shields is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholar nominees “must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.”
O’Shields has compiled a superlative academic record resulting in membership in numerous honor societies. He has earned Cum Laude on the National Latin exam and has been recognized as an AP Scholar by the College Board.
Beyond the classroom, O’Shields is on track to be a three-year Iron Wolf. He is deeply involved in the performing arts as a four-year member of the marching band where he leads the woodwind section. In addition, O’Shields is a varsity swimmer and middle-distance runner on the varsity track team. He is a committed member of the symphonic band and serves his community through Young Men’s Service League where he holds the role of secretary. Finally, O'Shields has maintained a part-time job as a customer service staff member at Publix for the past two years.
If awarded, the Belk Scholarship covers the full cost of attendance for four years, as well as stipends for summer programs. Congratulations to the O’Shields family for this tremendous honor, and best wishes, Brendan, on your quest to become a Belk Scholar!