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16 selected for 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship

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WKU has selected 16 students as recipients of the 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award.

The scholarship is valued at $16,000 annually and worth $64,000 during a four-year period.

The students were among 45 applicants who visited WKU on Feb. 10 for activities that included an interview. In addition to demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement at the secondary level, applicants submitted personal statements and essays as part of the selection process. The recipients had an average GPA of 3.96 and an average ACT score of 33.

The 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship recipients are:

  • Isabel Eliassen of Edgewood, a senior at Covington Latin School who plans to major in International Affairs.
  • Kate Fields of Erlanger, a senior at Dixie Heights High School who plans to major in Political Science.
  • Cameron Fontes of Louisville, a senior at Male Traditional High School who plans to major in Film.
  • Lauren Haga of Lexington, a senior at Henry Clay High School who plans to major in Health Sciences.
  • Nathaniel Hoey of Crestwood, a senior at Oldham County Senior High School who plans to major in Biology.
  • Elena Hollingsworth of Bloomington, Illinois, a senior at University High School who is an Exploratory/Undeclared major.
  • Rebecca Hurley of Park City, a senior at Barren County High School who plans to major in Civil Engineering.
  • Jodi Kirkner of Lexington, a senior at Henry Clay High School who plans to major in Chinese.
  • Catherine Marple of Lander, Wyoming, a homeschool student who plans to major in Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Noah Moore of Fort Thomas, a senior at Highlands High School who plans to major in Broadcasting.
  • Bailey Morris of Louisville, a senior at Ballard High School who plans to major in Nursing.
  • Anna Neel of Bardstown, a senior at Bethlehem High School who plans to major in Exercise Science.
  • Sabre Semrau of Crestwood, a senior at South Oldham High School who is an Exploratory/Undeclared major.
  • Gabrielle Sledge of Bowling Green, a senior at South Warren High School who is an Exploratory/Undeclared major.
  • Rachel Thomas of Utica, a senior at Apollo High School who plans to major in Middle Grades Education.
  • Frank Zheng of Albany, a senior at Clinton County High School who is an Exploratory/Undeclared major.

Contact: Allison Smith, (270) 745-2765

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