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2012 Haslam Scholars Program Finalists Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Haslam Scholars Program Finalists. Finalists are guaranteed a Chancellor’s Scholarship as well as invitation to the Fifth Annual Haslam Scholars Program Interview Weekend (March 10-11).  The Haslam Scholars Program reviewed hundreds of nominations and self-nominations and selected an incredibly impressive group of Semi-Finalists, all of whom received automatic admission to the highly selective Chancellor’s Honors Program (honors.utk.edu).  Upon further review of their application materials and after a preliminary interview with the program director, the following 30 students have been selected as the 2012 Haslam Scholars Program Finalists.

Summer Awad
Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville, TN
Languages and Religious Studies
Summer Awad has studied Arabic, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese. She plans to study comparative religion and imagines a career in international and intercultural affairs.
  Chris Barnes
Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville, TN
Biological Sciences
Chris Barnes has enrolled in 13 AP courses and is a swimmer.  He is an alumnus of the Governor’s School for the Sciences and Engineering.
 BrockBenjamin Benjamin Brock
Jefferson County High School
Jefferson City, TN
Computer Science
Ben Brock serves as captain/co-captain of the Scholar’s Bowl and Debate Team and as a member the Math and Science Bowl teams and German National Honor Society.
 Crawford-Lakenzie LaKenzie Crawford
Jefferson County High School
White Pine, TN
Chemistry
LaKenzie Crawford volunteers at Jefferson City Health and Rehab and is active in 4-H.  She was enrolled for one year at Tennessee School for the Blind.
 DAprileFranco Franco D’Aprile
Westview High School/ Chile
Martin, TN / Santiago, Chile
Geology & Environmental Studies
Franco D’Aprile will combine study of natural and social science in an environmental studies major.  He aspires to an international career, perhaps via the United Nations.
Desai-Sharvari Sharvari Desai
White Station High School
Germantown, TN

Computer Science
Sharvari Desai is involved in dance, literature, mathematics competitions, piano, Model United Nations, student council, and badminton club.
Dmowska-Amelia Amelia Dmowska
Farragut High School
Knoxville, TN
Biological Sciences
Amelia Dmowska is a violinist for the Knoxville Youth Symphony Orchestra.  She regularly engages in service in Poland.
 FoustBenjamin Ben Foust
Oak Ridge High School
Oak Ridge, TN
Physics
Ben Foust is Math Club President, member of the International Relations Club, and imagines pursuing a Ph.D. and career in natural science research.
 Gan-Keshane Keshane Gan
White Station High School
Germantown, TN
Mathematics
Keshane Gan has served his school as Knowledge and Quiz Bowl Captain and is an alumnus of the Governor’s School for Engineering in 2011.
Hagaman-Sarah Sarah Hagaman
Franklin High School
Nashville, TN
Classics
Sarah Hagaman is the founder of the National Honors Society at her school, President of the National English Honors Society, and Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team.  She contributes to the Franklin High Literary Arts Magazine.
 harrison-macy Macy Harrison
Centennial High School
Frisco, TX
Sociology
Macy Harrison plans to major in sociology or social work.  Her interest in human society and problem-solving leads her to imagine a career in global public policy.
HycheEmma Emma Hyche
Dobyns Bennett High School
Kingsport, TN
Undecided Major
Emma Hyche performs in musicals, plays the oboe, scours fashion blogs, and writes short fiction.  She imagines a career as a fashion journalist, lawyer, neither or both.
 JonesCraig Craig Jones
Franklin High School
Franklin, TN
Political Science
Craig Jones is student body vice president and editor-in-chief of his school newspaper.  He plans a Global Studies major and a career in international development.
 Lundt-Honor Honor Lundt
Bearden High School
Knoxville, TN
Languages / Linguistics
Honor Lundt loves languages.  She has studied Latin and French as well as literature and comparative religion and politics.  She imagines an interdisciplinary major in linguistics.
McArtorKelley Kelley Guinn McArtor
Hutchison School
Memphis, TN
Communication / Spanish
Kelley-Guinn is senior class president and a member of the lacrosse team.  She has long been an aspiring writer, which is how she hopes to make a living in the future.
 McFann-Sarah Sarah McFann
Arlington High School
Arlington, TN
Biomedical Engineering
Sarah McFann is an artist, ballet dancer, and student of natural science.  She plans to pursue a career in nano-scale bio-molecular engineering, such as in the area of cancer research.
MessingAndrew Andrew Messing
Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville, TN
Mechanical Engineering
Andrew Messing has interned at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is involved in robotics competitions at the state and regional level.  He is also an alumnus of the Governor’s School in Engineering.
 Miller-Benjamin Ben Miller
Middle Creek High School
Raleigh, NC
Undecided Major
Ben Miller is a prospective member of the UTK Vols Swimming & Diving Team and a student whose interests range from culture to natural science and include Spanish.
 Grayson-Mynatt Grayson Mynatt
Christian Academy of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Biological Sciences
In addition to his pre-medical studies, Grayson Mynatt also anticipates study of French.  He regularly plays violin at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Okseniuk-Kevin Kevin Okseniuk
Ravenwood High School
Nolensville, TN
Aerospace Engineering
Kevin Okseniuk was a 2011 National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist and received a Gold Medal for his performance on the 2011 National Spanish Exam.  His long-term interest is in wing design.
PeelEmily Emily Peel
Pope John Paul II High School
Hendersonville, TN
Humanities / Pre-Medicine
Emily Peel was one of two Tennesseans to attend the 2011 Girls Nation conference.  She will major in history in addition to meeting prerequisites for medical school.
Rehorn-Amanda Amanda Rehorn
Harpeth Hall School
Franklin, TN
Biological Sciences
Amanda Rehorn faints at the sight of human blood.   This alumna of a research internship at Vanderbilt University Eye Institute will major in biological sciences but not with an interest in pre-med.
Richardson-Andrea1 Andrea Richardson
White Station High School
Memphis, TN
Biomedical Engineering
Andrea Richardson participated in the 2010 and 2011 Carnegie Mellon University Summer Academy for Math and Science.  She is a vocalist and enjoys learning Spanish.
 RogersKatie Katie Lou Rogers
Franklin County High School
Winchester, TN
Biomedical Engineering
Katie Lou Rogers has undertaken several AP courses as independent studies.  She imagines earning a Ph.D., pursuing research, and someday perhaps founding her own school.
 Seddighi-Sahba Sahba Seddighi
Farragut High School
Knoxville, TN
Biological Sciences
Sahba Seddighi imagines a career in neuroscience or neurology.  She has studied nuclear science at Michigan State University and is currently a research intern in virology/immunology at UTK.
 StanfieldElizabeth Elizabeth Stanfield
South Side High School
Jackson, TN
Undecided Major
Elizabeth Stanfield is a pianist, track team captain, Beta Club President, and former student body president.  She worked with Habitat for Humanity for three years.
VoorheesVictor Tor Voorhees
Bearden High School
Knoxville, TN
Undecided Major – Engineering
Tor Voorhees is Science Olympiad team president and past Science Bowl captain at his school.  He has served as a research intern in the UTK Department of Animal Science.
cole-passport-photo-better-resolu Cole Wood
McCallie School / French Study Abroad Program
Hixon, TN / Rennes, France
Undecided Major
Cole Wood is engaged in a year-abroad program in Rennes, France.  He has studied biology at Georgia Tech and experienced the Governor’s School for International Studies as a transformative intellectual influence.
 WrightMarica Marica Wright
White Station High School
Memphis, TN
Political Science
Marica Wright combines academic excellence with a wide range of extracurricular activities.  She serves as a member of the Memphis City Schools Student Advisory Board and NAACP Youth Council.
Zeng-Yidan Yidan Zeng
White Station High School
Memphis, TN
Studio Art / Computer Science
An artist who wishes to combine both visual arts and computer’s capabilities, Yidan Zeng’s artwork work has been recognized in the Congressional Art Competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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