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We’re so excited that this week Megan will be at the Whole School Initiative’s Summer Institute! This morning she went through rotations of short arts integrated lessons and this afternoon she will be starting a curriculum track focused on early childhood learning. The Mississippi Arts Commission is offering this track for the first time this summer and Megan is attending with folks from Washington County Opportunities Inc., the organization that runs Head Start in the county. Check back this week for updates about what is going on in her sessions!

Posted in Mississippi Art News | 141 Students from Across the Country Named 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars | U.S. Department of Education

141 Students from Across the Country Named 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars

May 2, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 48th class of Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.

“Honoring Presidential Scholars is an important celebration of students showing the dedication, creativity and ambition to become future leaders,” Duncan said. “As national, state and local leaders work side by side with principals, teachers, and parents to make our schools better, we can learn from the students all around us whose hard work and accomplishments embody the kind of excellence we want every child to achieve.”

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Of the three million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 3,300 candidates qualified for the 2012 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams, and through nominations made by Chief State School Officers or the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts nationwide YoungArts™ competition.

The 2012 Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 6,000 of the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. Since 1983, each Presidential Scholar has been offered the opportunity to invite his or her most inspiring and challenging teacher to the annual ceremony where they are honored with a Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2012 ceremony will be held June 16, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

A complete list of 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars follows and is available at

2012 Presidential Scholars

* Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • AK—Fairbanks: Brigit M. Noon, West Valley High School, Fairbanks, AK.
    Most influential teacher: Carrie Heimer, Fairbanks, AK.
  • AK—Ketchikan: Alec P. Pankow, Ketchikan High School, Ketchikan, AK.
    Most influential teacher: Rebecca Bowlen, Ketchikan, AK.
  • AL—Birmingham: Rakesh Goli, The Altamont School, Birmingham, AL.
    Most influential teacher: Pattie Bank, Birmingham, AL.
  • AL—Vestavia Hills: Megan E. Huntsinger, Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN.
    Most influential teacher: Heather Ott, Signal Mountain, TN.
  • AR—Ashdown: Emily K. Hoover, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX.
    Most influential teacher: Rebecca Potter, Texarkana, AR.
  • AR—Jonesboro: Christian D. Williams, Valley View High School, Jonesboro, AR.
    Most influential teacher: Edith Hall, Jonesboro, AR.
  • AZ—Scottsdale: Aaron Goodman, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Most influential teacher: Brad Dicus, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • AZ—Paradise Valley: Daniela L. Radvak, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Most influential teacher: Beatrice Hecht, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • *CA—Fairfield: Michelle Ang, School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
    Most influential teacher: Phillip Rayher, Oakland, CA.
  • *CA—San Francisco: Kelsey L. Lauritano, School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
    Most influential teacher: Lois Roberts, San Mateo, CA.
  • CA—San Jose: Kathryn I. Siegel, Harker School, San Jose, CA.
    Most influential teacher: Susan King, Scotts Valley, CA.
  • *CA—San Jose: Laila M. Smith, Novato High School, Novato, CA.
    Most influential teacher: Kerry Marsh, Antelope, CA.
  • *CA—Aliso Viejo: Emma H. Townley, Smith, Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA.
    Most influential teacher: James Blaylock, Santa Ana, CA.
  • CA—Rancho Palos Verdes: David L. Wang, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
    Most influential teacher: Jill Verenkoff, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
  • CO—Superior: Cissy Chen, Fairview High School, Boulder, CO.
    Most influential teacher: Helen Petach, Boulder, CO.
  • CO—Boulder: Sophie A. Harrington, Boulder High School, Boulder, CO.
    Most influential teacher: Adair Taylor, Boulder, CO.
  • CO—Englewood: Tong Yin, Cherry Creek High School, Englewood, CO.
    Most influential teacher: Michael Mazenko, Greenwood Village, CO.
  • *CT—Fairfield: Alex P. Beyer, Fairfield High School, Fairfield, CT.
    Most influential teacher: Ross Novick, Fairfield, CT.
  • CT—Guilford: Russell C. Bogue, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT.
    Most influential teacher: Amy Salot, Wallingford, CT.
  • CT—West Hartford: Regan C. Considine, Hall High School, West Hartford, CT.
    Most influential teacher: Carol Blejwas, West Hartford, CT.
  • DC—Washington: Vadim A. Medish, St. Alban’s School, Washington, DC.
    Most influential teacher: Paul Barrett, Washington, DC.
  • DC—Washington: Julia F. Peck, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Washington, DC.
    Most influential teacher: Julie Caccamise, Silver Spring, MD.
  • DE—Hockessin: Alan Y. Wang, Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE.
    Most influential teacher: Michael Kiersznowski, Smyrna, DE.
  • DE—Wilmington: Gina M. Wong, Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE.
    Most influential teacher: David Stover, Wilmington, DE.
  • FL—Tallahassee: Jasper S. Brey, Maclay School, Tallahassee, FL.
    Most influential teacher: Matthew Schnippert, Tallahassee, FL.
  • FL—Gainesville: Safa Kaleem, Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL.
    Most influential teacher: Carl Henriksen, Gainesville, FL.
  • *FL—Cutler Bay: Kelley A. Kessell, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.
    Most influential teacher: Ron Dennis, Miami, FL.
  • FL—Aventura: Alejandro A. Krauskopf, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, FL.
    Most influential teacher: Carlos Montero, Miami, FL.
  • *FL—Miami: Jessica Suhr, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.
    Most influential teacher: Thomas Wyroba, Miami, FL.
  • GA—Rising Fawn: Tyler S. Blackmon, Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN.
    Most influential teacher: Floyd Celapino, Chattanooga, TN.
  • GA—Marietta: Lisa Wang, George Walton High School, Marietta, GA.
    Most influential teacher: Tina Link, Marietta, GA.
  • HI—Kamuela: Kyle Y. Matsuda, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, HI.
    Most influential teacher: Gordon Bryson, Kamuela, HI.
  • HI—Honolulu: Kimiko M. Matsuda, Lawrence, University Laboratory School, Honolulu, HI.
    Most influential teacher: William Teter, Honolulu, HI.
  • IA—Cedar Falls: Jesse W. Streicher, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA.
    Most influential teacher: Diane Flaherty, Cedar Falls, IA.
  • IA—Ames: Ezgi Ustundag, Ames High School, Ames, IA.
    Most influential teacher: Linda Telleen, Martens, Ames, IA.
  • ID—Idaho Falls: Casey K. Davis, Idaho Falls High School, Idaho Falls, ID.
    Most influential teacher: Colleen Schroeder, Idaho Falls, ID.
  • ID—Post Falls: Katherine J. Waltar, Coeur D’Alene Charter Academy, Coeur D’Alene, ID.
    Most influential teacher: William Proser, Coeur D’Alene, ID.
  • IL—Hoffman Estates: Mengran Liu, Hoffman Estates High School, Hoffman Estates, IL.
    Most influential teacher: Steve Loh, Hoffman Estates, IL.
  • IL—Lake Forest: Matthew C. Wagener, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL.
    Most influential teacher: Cindy Collier, Lake Forest, IL.
  • IN—Carmel: Rebecca S. Chen, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, IN.
    Most influential teacher: Ryan Ritz, Indianapolis, IN.
  • IN—Carmel: Shea S. Jendrusina, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN.
    Most influential teacher: Janice Mitchener, Carmel, IN.
  • KS—Lawrence: Nicholas S. Henriquez, Topeka High School, Topeka, KS.
    Most influential teacher: Kirsten Cigler, Topeka, KS.
  • KS—Lenexa: Megan Smith, Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission, KS.
    Most influential teacher: Ron Walker, Overland Park, KS.
  • KS—Overland Park: Jiemin Wei, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, KS.
    Most influential teacher: Michele Buche, Kansas City, KS.
  • *KY—Lewisport: Lathan S. Vargason, Hancock County High School, Lewisport, KY.
    Most influential teacher: Sarah Sparks, Utica, KY.
  • KY—Louisville: Rassan G. Walker, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, KY.
    Most influential teacher: Kris Tatro, Louisville, KY.
  • KY—Lexington: Allison E. Wood, Bryan Station Senior High School, Lexington, KY.
    Most influential teacher: Luis Castrillon, Lexington, KY.
  • LA—Choudrant: Katie J. Hogan, Choudrant High School, Choudrant, LA.
    Most influential teacher: Amy McGuire, Choudrant, LA.
  • LA—Lake Charles: Joshua M. Kubiak, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
    Most influential teacher: Mark Ward, Natchitoches, LA.
  • LA—Monroe: Andrew G. Tan, Sterlington High School, Sterlington, LA.
    Most influential teacher: Maggie Acree, Monroe, LA.
  • LA—Baton Rouge: David Zhang, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA.
    Most influential teacher: Donna Parker, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • *MA—Conway: Martin R. Jaffe, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA.
    Most influential teacher: Richard Gifford, Northampton, MA.
  • MA—Boston: Joanna R. Mawhinney, Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA.
    Most influential teacher: Michael Chen, Boston, MA.
  • MA—West Roxbury: Akshat Shekhar, The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA.
    Most influential teacher: Steven Ward, West Roxbury, MA.
  • MD—Cockeysville: Amna H. Hashmi, The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD.
    Most influential teacher: Lee Kladky, Baltimore, MD.
  • MD—Rockville: Ziyao Wang, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD.
    Most influential teacher: Stefanie Weldon, Silver Spring, MD.
  • MD—University Park: Jacob L. Wasserman, Saint Anselm’s Abbey School, Washington, DC.
    Most influential teacher: Bryan Taylor, Washington, DC.
  • ME—Veazie: Mary M. Carmack, John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor, ME.
    Most influential teacher: Melville MacKay, Bangor, ME.
  • ME—Mount Vernon: Taylor J. Watson, Maranacook Community School, Readfield, ME.
    Most influential teacher: Steve Deangelis, Readfield, ME.
  • *MI—Grandville: Nicole E. Acton, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.
    Most influential teacher: Mika Perrine, Interlochen, MI.
  • MI—Novi: Lucia K. Chen, Novi High School, Novi, MI.
    Most influential teacher: Alaina Brown, Novi, MI.
  • MI—Bloomfield Hills: Siddhartha G. Jena, International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
    Most influential teacher: Megan Phillips, Lake Orion, MI.
  • MI—Howell: Changyow C. Kwan, Howell High School, Howell, MI.
    Most influential teacher: Mark Oglesby, Howell, MI.
  • *MN—Bloomington: Bryan R. Duerfeldt, Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, Bloomington, MN.
    Most influential teacher: Mary Halverson, Waldo, Columbia, SC.
  • MN—Excelsior: Maria V. Filsinger, Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, MN.
    Most influential teacher: Cheryl Duncan, St. Paul, MN.
  • MN—Maple Grove: Duligur H. Ibeling, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN.
    Most influential teacher: Sue Iverson, Plymouth, MN.
  • MO—Parkville: Joseph L. Richey, Park Hill South High School, Riverside, MO.
    Most influential teacher: Cheryl Chaput, Riverside, MO.
  • MO—Clayton: Corrine A. Yap, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO.
    Most influential teacher: Amy Hamilton, St. Louis, MO.
  • MS—Oxford: Andrew D. Mullen, Oxford High School, Oxford, MS.
    Most influential teacher: Joan Westmoreland, Oxford, MS.
  • MS—Starkville: Charlotte Wang, Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science, Columbus, MS.
    Most influential teacher: Emma Richardson, Columbus, MS.
  • MT—Victor: Douglas A. Ashley, Victor High School, Victor, MT.
    Most influential teacher: Laurie Wildey, Victor, MT.
  • MT—Helena: Mary E. Decker, Helena High School, Helena, MT.
    Most influential teacher: Don Pogreba, Helena, MT.
  • MT—Great Falls: Jacob D. Strauss, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, MT.
    Most influential teacher: Norman Anderson, Great Falls, MT.
  • NC—Chapel Hill: Indira Puri, Durham Academy Upper School, Durham, NC.
    Most influential teacher: Dennis Cullen, Durham, NC.
  • NC—Wilmington: Taufik Raharjo, John T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC.
    Most influential teacher: Miranda Dungan, Wilmington, NC.
  • ND—Fargo: Farah A. Attia, North High School, Fargo, ND.
    Most influential teacher: David Volk, Fargo, ND.
  • ND—Dickinson: Michael D. Porter, Dickinson High School, Dickinson, ND.
    Most influential teacher: Dave Michaelson, Dickinson, ND.
  • NE—Omaha: Jackson C. Gzehoviak, Millard North High School, Omaha, NE.
    Most influential teacher: Sabrina Denney Bull, Omaha, NE.
  • NE—Omaha: Lilly A. Phillips, Westside High School, Omaha, NE.
    Most influential teacher: Denise Bennett, Bellevue, NE.
  • NH—Dover: Joshua W. Bean, Dover High School, Dover, NH.
    Most influential teacher: Elizabeth Stone, Dover, NH.
  • NH—Concord: Anupa Murali, Bishop Brady High School, Concord, NH.
    Most influential teacher: James Miller, Manchester, NH.
  • NJ—Ridgewood: Joshua D. Blecher, Cohen, The Academy for Business and Finance, Hackensack, NJ.
    Most influential teacher: Michael Abramson, Hackensack, NJ.
  • NJ—Warren: Priyanka Goyal, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, NJ.
    Most influential teacher: Sophia Gershman, Scotch Plains, NJ.
  • NM—Albuquerque: Sophie M. Tran, Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School, Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.
    Most influential teacher: John Binnert, Mechanicsburg, PA.
  • NM—Los Alamos: Andrew Z. Zhao, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM.
    Most influential teacher: Margo Batha, Los Alamos, NM.
  • NV—Reno: Claire M. Evans, Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, NV.
    Most influential teacher: Alanna Simmons, Reno, NV.
  • NV—Las Vegas: Seth Merkin, Morokoff, The Meadows School, Las Vegas, NV.
    Most influential teacher: Daniel Meyers, San Jose, CA.
  • *NY—Brooklyn: Nadia H. Cook, Loshilov, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, New York, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Harry Shifman, New York, NY.
  • NY—White Plains: Julian Z. Guy, Valhalla High School, Valhalla, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Irene Torrieri, Valhalla, NY.
  • *NY—Glendale: Amanda L. Krische, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, New York, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Elisa King, New York, NY.
  • *NY—Rochester: Michael J. Leadbetter, Greece Athena High School, Rochester, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Judith Ranaletta, Rochester, NY.
  • NY—New York: Thomas R. Reeves, The Dalton School, New York, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Ira Taxin, New York, NY.
  • NY—Astoria: Kevin J. Su, Collegiate School, New York, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Drew Keller, New York, NY.
  • NY—Brooklyn: Emma S. Tipton, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY.
    Most influential teacher: Matthew Polazzo, New York, NY.
  • OH—Solon: Lisa N. Guo, Solon High School, Solon, OH.
    Most influential teacher: Robin Joseph, Solon, OH.
  • OH—Beachwood: Scott B. Remer, Beachwood High School, Beachwood, OH.
    Most influential teacher: Peter Harvan, Valley View, OH.
  • OK—Tulsa: Joseph C. Woodson, Woodson Home School, Tulsa, OK.
    Most influential teacher: Pamela Woodson, Tulsa, OK.
  • OK—Edmond: Anna H. Zhao, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma City, OK.
    Most influential teacher: Ann Dell, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • OR—Beaverton: Nishant B. Karandikar, Southridge High School, Beaverton, OR.
    Most influential teacher: Susan Holveck, Beaverton, OR.
  • OR—Portland: Pratyusa Mukherjee, Westview High School, Portland, OR.
    Most influential teacher: Robert Stafford, Portland, OR.
  • PA—Boalsburg: Danielle N. Feffer, State College Area High School, State College, PA.
    Most influential teacher: Nell Herrmann, State College, PA.
  • *PA—Downingtown: Daniel M. Frantz, Downingtown High School, West Campus, Downingtown, PA.
    Most influential teacher: Dana Clay, Downingtown, PA.
  • PA—Ft Washington: Kevin B. Li, Upper Dublin High School, Ft. Washington, PA.
    Most influential teacher: Joanne Lilliendahl, Fort Washington, PA.
  • PR—Guaynabo: Natalia I. Garcia, Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR.
    Most influential teacher: Margarita Castroman, San Juan, PR.
  • PR—San Juan: Cemil Revan Purington, Commonwealth, Parkville School, San Juan, PR.
    Most influential teacher: Erik Rivera Marchand, Guaynabo, PR.
  • RI—Providence: Cybele C. Greenberg, Wheeler School, Providence, RI.
    Most influential teacher: Ann Bruno, Providence, RI.
  • RI—East Greenwich: Daniel Y. Ling, East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, RI.
    Most influential teacher: Celia Schnacky, East Greenwich, RI.
  • *SC—Columbia: Kamry S. Goodwin, South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities, Greenville, SC.
    Most influential teacher: Scott Gould, Greenville, SC.
  • SC—Aiken: Steven M. Kekacs, Aiken High School, Aiken, SC.
    Most influential teacher: David Smith, Aiken, SC.
  • SC—Columbia: Afia Z. Khan, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC.
    Most influential teacher: Blake Bare, Columbia, SC.
  • *SC—Mauldin: DaShawn K. Mosley, South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities, Greenville, SC.
    Most influential teacher: Scott Gould, Greenville, SC.
  • SD—Sioux Falls: Cecilia C. Douma, Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD.
    Most influential teacher: Gina Benz, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • SD—Sioux Falls: Nathan J. Vinzant, Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD.
    Most influential teacher: Gina Benz, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • TN—Brentwood: Mark J. Arildsen, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN.
    Most influential teacher: Diane Sorrel, Nashville, TN.
  • TN—Knoxville: Amelia Dmowska, Farragut High School, Knoxville, TN.
    Most influential teacher: Lindsey Smith, Knoxville, TN.
  • TN—Memphis: Caroline M. Orr, Hutchison School, Memphis, TN.
    Most influential teacher: Hadley Hury, Memphis, TN.
  • TX—Richardson: Amy C. Chyao, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX.
    Most influential teacher: Kenneth Balkus, Richardson, TX.
  • TX—Irving: Galen F. Gao, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
    Most influential teacher: Jon Valasek, Richardson, TX.
  • *TX—Coppell: Taylor A. Rodman, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, TX.
    Most influential teacher: Lily Weiss, Dallas, TX.
  • TX—McKinney: Dillon C. Stull, McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, TX.
    Most influential teacher: J.D. Kennedy, McKinney, TX.
  • UT—Park City: Skylar A. Goldman, Park City High School, Park City, UT.
    Most influential teacher: Maureen Amendola, Park City, UT.
  • UT—Riverton: Andrew J. Johnson, Riverton High School, Riverton, UT.
    Most influential teacher: Melissa Brown, Riverton, UT.
  • VA—Midlothian: Bethany A. Bruno, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Martha Hicks, Richmond, VA.
  • *VA—Richmond: Brannon J. Dorsey, Appomattox Governors School for Arts & Technology, Petersburg, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Patricia Lyons, Petersburg, VA.
  • VA—Midlothian: Judy L. Hou, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Greg O’Bryan, Richmond, VA.
  • *VA—Arlington: Kimberly J. Hou, Hou Home School, Arlington, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Marjorie Lee, Vienna, VA.
  • VA—McLean: Priya Krishnan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Judith Bello, Alexandria, VA.
  • VA—Glen Allen: Sameer M. Sarkar, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA.
    Most influential teacher: Brenda Ericson, Richmond, VA.
  • VT—Williston: Eleanor Laukaitis, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT.
    Most influential teacher: Gay Craig, Hinesburg, VT.
  • VT—South Burlington: Kevin S. Wang, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT.
    Most influential teacher: Eric Stone, Essex Junction, VT.
  • WA—Sammamish: Monisha Gulabani, Eastlake High School, Sammamish, WA.
    Most influential teacher: Rachelle Horner, Redmond, WA.
  • WA—Vancouver: Fred S. Lu, Skyview High School, Vancouver, WA.
    Most influential teacher: Bob Brands, Vancouver, WA.
  • WI—Whitefish Bay: Emma C. Fallone, Whitefish Bay High School, Whitefish Bay, WI.
    Most influential teacher: David Johnson, Grafton, WI.
  • WI—Madison: Suman Gunasekaran, James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI.
    Most influential teacher: Joseph King, Madison, WI.
  • WV—Morgantown: Swetha K. Doppalapudi, Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV.
    Most influential teacher: Jane Larke, Morgantown, WV.
  • WV—Morgantown: Hannah F. Moore, University High School, Morgantown, WV.
    Most influential teacher: Michael Roh, Morgantown, WV.
  • WV—Princeton: Nicholas T. Stinson, Princeton Senior High School, Princeton, WV.
    Most influential teacher: Marsha Platnick, Bluefield, WV.
  • WY—Casper: Timothy M. Nganga, Kelly Walsh High School, Casper, WY.
    Most influential teacher: Noreen Stutheit, Casper, WY.
  • WY—Sheridan: Keely M. Oltion, Sheridan High School, Sheridan, WY.
    Most influential teacher: Rhonda Bell, Sheridan, WY.
  • Americans Abroad: James Lim, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
    Most influential teacher: Elisa Joel, Andover, MA.
  • Americans Abroad: Tamar E. Ziff, American Overseas School Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Most influential teacher: Abby Bielski, Rome, Italy.

via 141 Students from Across the Country Named 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars | U.S. Department of Education.

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Summer Camp is Back at Bass!
Session 1: June 11-June 15

Morning Session Ages 5-8 (9am-12pm) – FULL
Afternoon Session Ages 9-12 (1pm-4pm) – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Session 2: June 18-June 22
Morning Session Ages 5-8 (9am-12pm) – FULL
Afternoon Session Ages 5-8 (1pm-4pm) – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Cost: $80 per session (Non-GAC Member), $70 per session for GAC Members – All Supplies Included

Ages 5-8, 15 Camper Maximum per Session
Campers will participate in class rotations of a variety of art forms, including Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama.

Ages 9-12, 5 Camper Minimum
Campers will participate in longer sessions of Ceramics and 2D Art.

Want to register for camp? Download the registration form and mail it in to the Greenville Arts Council at 323 South Main Street, Greenville MS 38701.

Want a discount on classes? Become a member of the Greenville Arts Council! Simply fill out our membership form and send your payment to: The Greenville Arts Council, 323 South Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701.