The Kent School at Kent, Conn., is the winner for the year 1921 of the Interscholastic Trophy awarded by the University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to the school whose students have the best average record in the examinations for admission to the College.
Kent, with nine candidates at the examinations last summer, led by a very narrow margin Loomis School at Windsor, Conn., which has five candidates, and St. Mark's School, Southboro, which had 19 candidates. Only schools which contribute five or more candidates are eligible to compete for the trophy.
The Interscholastic Scholarship Trophy is a large bronze tablet portraying the figure of a scholar, and is inscribed each year with the name of the winning school. It was first awarded in 1915, and at the end of ten years will go permanently to the school which has won it most often during that period. Springfield now leads, having won it three times. The Country Day School of Boston, St. Mark's, and Hotchkiss have each won it once, and now Kent is added to the list of winners.
As it happened, none of the Kent candidates secured a place in the honor list of 44 candidates who attained a B average in the examinations last summer. The same thing was true last year in the case of Springfield Central High School, the 1920 winner. In each case it was a high general average, without any brilliant individual records, which won the trophy.