The Mid Peninsula Water Polo Community Scholarship Fund is run by three 11th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School: Noah Smith, Andy Maxwell, and Nik Caryotakis. They have all competed at extremely high levels of play. All three of them have played for 5 years, 3 years on the Menlo-Atherton Varsity team and have competed at both state and national tournaments. Specifically, all three of them have competed at the National Junior Olympic tournament where both Noah and Nik have received the title of MVP.

The goal of this program is to give middle school and incoming high school boys an opportunity to play water polo at no cost through this fund. The idea is to encourage kids to try a sport that they might not have considered before, and to pass on values such as hard work and sportsmanship to the community. Water polo is a growing sport, and spreading the opportunity to other parts of the community will help increase its popularity and diversity.

The application form for the scholarship can be found here.

Limited spots are available. Those accepted will be able to attend the regular middle school practices and various weekend games or scrimmages, all coached by one of Mid-Pen's certified coaches along with Noah, Nik, or Andy. 

Help give back to the community and donate to the fund.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

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