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2012 Haslam Scholars Announced

The Haslam Scholars Program is proud to announce Class of 2016.  The fifteen newest scholars hail from high schools across Tennessee and also include students from North Carolina, Texas, and Santiago, Chile.

White Station High School (Memphis), Franklin High School (Franklin), and Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville) each contributed two scholars.  Four new high schools are represented: South Side (Jackson), Franklin County, Christian Academy of Knoxville, and Jefferson County, and we have our first male varsity athlete (Ben Miller, swimming).

The newest Haslam Scholars are poised to contribute mightily to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s most selective and prestigious university-wide specialized honors program.

Awad-Summer1 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.
 Barnes-Christopher 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.
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.
 Hagaman-Sarah Sarah Hagaman
Franklin High School
Nashville, TN
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
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.
 JonesCraig Craig Jones
Franklin High School
Franklin, TN
Global Studies
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.
Miller-Benjamin Ben Miller
Middle Creek High School
Raleigh, NC
Undecided Major
Ben Miller is a 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.
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.