This year’s incoming class of ten Grawemeyer Scholars includes five Governor’s Scholars, two National Merit finalists, three valedictorians and one salutatorian. Together, they have a 33.6 average on the ACT exam, and one student has a perfect 36 score. They are all from Kentucky.
Andrew Albrecht, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington. Andrew graduated from Dunbar High School’s selective Math, Science and Technology Center. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Finalist and an elite-level gymnast. A student of German, he currently plans to major in computer engineering and computer science.
Nicholas Beeny, Paducah Tilghman High School, Paducah. An accomplished trombonist, chorister and drum major, Nicholas also excels in the classroom. Among his honors are the University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award, AP Scholar with Distinction and participant in the Governor’s Cup in Social Studies. He plans to major in music education.
Caroline Boone, Gatton Academy, Bowling Green. Caroline graduated from the residential Carol Martin Gatton Academy at WKU. Before she left Nelson County High School to attend Gatton, she was an accomplished softball player and competitor in scholastic competitions. At Gatton, she has focused on advanced computational problem solving. She plans to major in computer engineering.
Sabrina Collins, Simon Kenton High School, Independence. Sabrina’s list of accomplishments includes valedictorian, AP Scholar with Distinction, Governor’s Scholar, AP Chemistry Award, and AP Language and Composition Student of the Year. She was a member of the girls’ tennis team at SKHS, is a choir member and worship leader in her church and plays the guitar. She plans to double-major in chemistry and math.
Lindsay Haralu, Mercer County High School, Harrodsburg. Mercer County’s valedictorian and class vice president, Lindsay has also been a Governor’s Scholar and a four-year winner of her school’s Mathematics Academic Excellence Award. In addition to playing soccer and running track for her school’s varsity teams, she also served as co-captain of the academic team. She will major in civil engineering.
Dustyn Hofer, McCracken County High School, Paducah. Dustyn is McCracken County’s valedictorian, a National Merit Finalist, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. He has been a member and officer of his Quick Recall and Academic Teams, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and an officer in his school’s Beta Club and World Language Club. He plans to major in mathematics and physics.
Madeline McCloud, Craft Academy, Morehead. Though an active student for two years at Russell High School, where she was a winner in various academic competitions, Madeline decided to transfer to the Craft Academy. This new, two-year, focused residential program is housed at Morehead State University, where she has conducted neuroscience research. She will major in biology.
John Moore, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville. John, a Manual High School valedictorian and Governor’s Scholar, is also an accomplished musician and an AAU basketball player. He was won numerous science fair and leadership awards. Among his science projects in high school, he studied solar energy cells at UofL’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research. He will major in bioengineering.
John “Will” Sebree, Randall K. Cooper High School, Union. The salutatorian and a Senior Board member at Cooper High School, Will is a founding member of his school’s physics club. He was a varsity soccer player and track team member. A certified life guard, he also teaches swimming lessons at the YMCA. Will plans to major in mechanical engineering.
Lindsey Smith, Assumption Academy, Louisville. Lindsey was a Governor’s Scholar and a winner of Assumption’s McAuley Scholar award, among other honors. She is an accomplished circus performer and trapeze artist, and has taught circus and gymnastics techniques. She is an active volunteer and tutor for organizations that serve children with disabilities. She will major in education and behavior disorders.