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Jack Perenick '21 selected for prestigious global scholars program at Yale

Jack Perenick '21 selected for prestigious global scholars program at Yale

Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Jack Perenick ’21 wasn’t only accepted into a selective summer program at one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, but he earned the right to attend a two-week session that so specifically meets his interests.

Economics, government structures, regulations, critical thinking and research – all in a diverse global setting. That’s Jack Perenick.

After an intense application process, Jack was selected to attend the Politics, Law, and Economics session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program on the campus of Yale University in Connecticut in July.

The lectures are run by Yale faculty, and students write a capstone project at the conclusion of the session. The program includes students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries, including six continents.


Jack on why he wanted to attend the Yale Young Global Scholars Program: “I’m really interested in government structures, and finding out more about economics, specifically in regulation and government interactions with the economic sector.”

Jack on being able to attend the Yale Young Global Scholars Program: “It’s a fantastic opportunity. After being a Global Scholar here I am looking forward to being able to continue to study global affairs. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to do in-depth research and incorporate classes I’ve taken here this summer. 

Jack on how has WMA prepared him for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program: “Having taken an AP and Honors Economics course helped me in writing my thesis, and learning about all these intricate topics. Even in AP Research, conducting original research into the subject area has given me knowledge a student can’t learn in the classroom because it’s real time, new information.  Learning about the methodology of how studies are conducted has been beneficial to me in the field. Also, definitely our Global Scholars program here: which is excellent for learning about international affairs and politics, especially with the number of current event lectures we do. There’s never a topic you can’t discuss in detail with other people, so that’s helpful.”

Jack on his current AP Research Project: “I’m applying game theory to behavioral economics, specifically in the purchasing of luxury goods and looking at how labeling can affect strategic decision making by the consumer.”