Seven Oxford college students named finalists in Nationwide Benefit Scholarship competitors – The Oxford Eagle
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Seven Oxford college students named finalists in Nationwide Benefit Scholarship competitors – The Oxford Eagle

Seven Oxford college students named finalists in Nationwide Benefit Scholarship competitors

Revealed 8:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2023

All seven of Oxford Excessive Faculty’s Nationwide Benefit Semifinalists have been named Finalists- Andrew Atchley, Fikir  Beyene, Walker Dabbs, Mina Kang, Keerthin Karthikeyan, Charles  Ligon, and Aidan Sullivan.  These college students have been named semifinalists in September, representing lower than one % of U.S. highschool seniors with the highest-scoring entrants in every state on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT/Nationwide Benefit Scholarship Qualifying Take a look at PSAT/NMSQT®)

To turn into a Finalist, the scholar should submit details about the Semifinalist’s tutorial file, participation at school and neighborhood actions, demonstrated management skills, employment, and honors and awards acquired. All Nationwide Benefit Scholarship winners can be chosen from this group of Finalists. Benefit Scholar designees are chosen on the idea of their expertise, accomplishments, and potential for achievement in rigorous faculty research, with out regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or spiritual desire.

Mina Kang
Mina has a 4.33 GPA and has earned a Gold Seal of Biliteracy (Korean). 
Her high faculty decisions are Honors Faculty Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and Emory. She plans to main in Biochemistry. She is the Nationwide Honors Society Treasurer, AP Scholar with Honor, 4 years of Marching and Symphonic Band, Drum Main, Honorable Point out Lions Band, flute participant for The SpongeBob Musical, and YASV Graphic Design Core Chief.

“My sister, Anna, has been probably the most influential to me in my tutorial success. Not solely has she helped me perceive issues I don’t know easy methods to resolve in my on a regular basis courses, however she has additionally served as a job mannequin for me. My sister has motivated and inspired me in some ways all through highschool. She has additionally helped me set up my ideas and work out what the perfect path for me is likely to be after I graduate.” Mina is the daughter of  Minsoo Kang and Inhee Kim.

Keerthin Karthikeyan
Keerthin is graduating with a 4.54 GPA and has utilized to Stanford, Columbia, Ole Miss Honors Faculty 4.54 he plans to main in Biology (centered on Neuroscience), Public Coverage Management; and minors: Intelligence Research, Worldwide Affairs. In 2020, he was chosen out of two.2 million Boy Scouts to be a delegate to the Report back to the Nation, an annual occasion held in Washington D.C. As a rising freshman, he competed within the Genius Olympiad, an Worldwide Science Truthful competitors with 43 U.S. states and 79 international locations taking part. He achieved the silver medal on the competitors, the primary time a medal has been achieved at this competitors in Mississippi’s historical past.

Keerthin has been a finalist for ISEF (Worldwide Science & Engineering Truthful), the most important worldwide science truthful competitors on this planet, for 4 years in a row. In his sophomore 12 months, Keerthin was formally acknowledged by the Mississippi State Congress, by being formally written in Mississippi’s file books, for bringing honor and recognition to the state on account of his accomplishments on a nationwide and worldwide stage. Keerthin serves on the State Superintendent’s Statewide Advisory Council and is a Pupil Ambassador for Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson.

“My mother and father have been probably the most influential in my success as a result of they instilled inside me the mindset that I can at all times do higher and push ahead perpetually. They’ve instilled inside me the thought to make the most of disadvantages and convert them into benefits, and so they’ve helped me perceive that limits are merely non permanent boundaries. With out them, I might by no means have had the desire to attain the issues I’ve had the chance to take part in. They proceed to assist me transfer ahead to this present day.” Keerthin is the son of Premalatha Balachandran and Karthikeyan Rathinavelu

Fikir Beyene
Fikir is graduating with a 4.42 GPA and has utilized to Ole Miss Honors Faculty, Duke, Princeton. She plans to double-major in Worldwide Relations and Public Coverage earlier than attending legislation faculty. She is Mississippi’s Most Efficient Legal professional (Mock Trial), 2x State Finalist in Extemporaneous Talking (Speech and Debate), Speech Captain, Senior Class Secretary, and Nationwide French Examination Bronze Medalist.

My mother and father as a result of they have been a few of the first within the households to go to varsity and modeled the worth of schooling. Fikir is the daughter of Hanna Wondimagegnehu and Zenebe Beyene.

Charlie Ligon
Charlie has a 4.42 GPA and has utilized to Notre Dame, the College of Alabama, Purdue College. He plans to main in Engineering/ Biology. His highest achievements embody “Profitable the 6A Cross Nation State Championship in 2021”, Captain of Cross Nation crew, Director of the sixth annual Reminiscence Makers Tennis Event and has raised greater than $20,000 this 12 months, and being President of the College students for Alzheimer’s Membership. He has earned the AP AB Calculus Award, AP BC Calculus Award, AP Biology Award, AP European Historical past Award.

My dad has at all times inspired me to be a wonderful scholar, at all times have integrity, and attempt to contribute to my neighborhood. Charlie is the son of Allen Ligon and Kendall Ligon

Andrew Atchley
Andrew has a 4.31 GPA and has utilized to Ole Miss, College of Alabama, and Georgia Tech. Andrew is a part of the All-district second crew soccer sophomore 12 months, is most pleased with his A in Coach Baughman’s AB and BC Calculus Class Engineering.

Coach Baughman has been most influential in his success by exhibiting him how a lot he enjoys math. He’s the son of Emily and Peyton Atchley.

Walker Dabbs

Walker has a 4.33 GPA and plans to attend the College of Alabama to main in
Mechanical Engineering. His accomplishements embody Mock Trial State 4th and sixth Place (2020 & 2021) Nationwide Honor Society, and Beta Membership. His mother and father have been most influential in his tutorial success, “they’ve supported and inspired me for my entire life.” He’s the son of Anna Dabbs and Clay Dabbs.

Aidan Sullivan

Aidan plans to check Engineering Physics or Electrical Engineering. Aidan, alongside Mr. Bankston, organized a chess camp with 30+ individuals, and positioned 1st within the U18 division (third within the mixed U16/18) on the Nationwide Junior Chess Congress in Orlando, FL. Aidan is a Science Bowl Nationwide Qualifier. He has earned 5’s on all 8 AP exams to date. Self-taught physics and calculus to have the ability to tutor different college students. He has a 273 excessive rating and has a 670 sequence (223 common) in bowling.

Adian states that his mom has been probably the most influential in his success, “she has labored tirelessly to supply for the 2 of us. Dr. Logan and Mrs. Husbands additionally for his or her assist all through my highschool years, as they’ve accomplished loads of favors for me as I navigated my approach by way of twin enrollment and as I’m now navigating my approach by way of faculty purposes. I’m indebted to the kindness and generosity that they’ve proven me.” Aidan is the son of Shino Sullivan.