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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.
The 2021 Liza C. Mataac Dodson Memorial Scholar
Mrs. Chalke, Director of Marketing and Communications
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Every year at The Woods closing mass, we announce the recipient of the Liza C. Mataac Dodson Memorial Scholarship. Liza was a proud Woods alumna, former teacher, and parent who passed away far too early. Her family decided to honor her memory by creating this scholarship so that the legacy of Liza will live on at The Woods.  

The scholarship is awarded annually to one Woods Academy rising 8th grader who in his or her Woods career has best exemplified the qualities of mentorship of younger students, and involvement in school and community life that Liza so consistently displayed as a member of the Woods community. 

A plaque has been created and placed in the Upper School hallway entitled "Liza C. Mataac Dodson Memorial Scholars" with a brief description and names of the annual recipients underneath. 

This year’s winner of the Liza C. Mataac Dobson Memorial scholarship is Mason G.

Mason, like Liza, is a leader who exemplifies a commitment to serving others – whether at The Woods or out in the community. A conscientious student, friend, and a model leader. Mason is looked up to by his peers, teachers, and especially those younger students.

Congratulations to Mason for being selected as our recipient of the Liza Mataac Dobson Memorial Scholarship! Your name will shine brightly on the hallway plaque, just as you do each and every day at The Woods.