Graduating high school students earn $108,000 in scholarships for college


May 27, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

On April 27, 33 high school seniors received scholarships totaling more than $108,000 from the Anne Arundel public school system's 16-year-old Scholarships for Scholars program. More than half of the scholarship recipients attend school in Central County: Nathan Grenblatt from Broadneck High School won the $4,000 Board of Education Scholarship for all-around excellence. Ranked first in his class of 364, he plans to attend Harvard University.

From Chesapeake High, Jessica Wacker won a $3,000 English scholarship. In 1998 she won the National Council of Teachers of English Writing Award.

Also from Chesapeake, Lisa Copley won a foreign language award of $3,000. Ranked first in her class, she spent eight weeks last summer as an exchange student in Arica, Chile.

Brianne Conway from Chesapeake won the $3,000 James Martin Rice Memorial Scholarship. She earned the highest score ever achieved in the National Restaurants Sanitation Certification Examination. She plans to study at a culinary school.

Chrysa Latrick from Chesapeake won the $1,500 Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Science Scholarship. Second in her class, the violinist will study science in college.

Lauren Gontkof from Chesapeake won the $3,000 physical education scholarship. Lauren has been captain of girls' varsity soccer and softball teams, and coached community teams.

Old Mill High School senior Eric Hill won a $3,000 art scholarship. He is a visual artist and plays the piano and clarinet, and hopes to combine business with art as a career.

Amy Kirkley from Severn School, involved in oratory, math and lacrosse, won a $3,000 scholarship for social studies. She is a community volunteer. She will attend Brown University.

Erin Hanley from Severn won the $1,500 Junior League of Annapolis Volunteerism Scholarship. She has worked with inner-city children and the county's Teen Court. She plans to pursue a career in social work.

Jin-Woo Chung from Severn won the Mellon Bank Finance/Investment Business Scholarship of $1,000. When his parents were injured in an auto accident, he ran the family dry-cleaning business. He plans to attend Yale University.

Carrie Holibonich, also of Severn, won the $3,000 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Math/Science Scholarship. She combines academics, travel and the performing arts. She'll study engineering at Lafayette College.

Michelle Hicks from Severna Park High won the $30,000 Anne Arundel County Teacher Education Scholarship.

Buffy Giddens from SPHS won a Business Technology/Family and Consumer Science award of $3,000. Third in a class of 422, she's president of the calculus club and a varsity tennis player. She will attend the University of Maryland.

From SPHS, Amanda Fluharty won a $3,000 journalism scholarship. A student reporter, she plans to study journalism at Columbia University or Northwestern University.

John Collins, SPHS, won a $1,000 Anne Arundel Trade Council Business Scholarship. He leads Community Perspectives, a company of seven students who develop Web sites.

Meredith Gollmer, SPHS, won the $2,000 Baltimore Symphony Society of Anne Arundel County Scholarship. The cellist plans to attend Ithaca College School of Music.

Archbishop Spalding senior Michael Swift won the $1,000 Farmers Bank Finance/ Investment Business Scholarship. He is president of BAK Net Inc., an Internet solutions firm.

Pub Date: 5/27/99

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