University of Iowa News Release
June 21, 2006
UI Awards Presidential Scholarships
(Student name) of (hometown) is one of 20 University of Iowa incoming freshmen to be named a Presidential Scholar for 2006. The award is the most prestigious honor given to entering freshmen. (Name) is a graduate of (high school) and is the (son/daughter) of (parent's name).
Recipients were chosen from a field of over 600 top-ranking high school seniors from all over the world. Presidential Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school class rank, grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, performance on the essay portion of the application, and high school or community service and leadership. The Presidential Scholarship package is worth $52,000 over four years.
EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Students are listed by state and hometown; name; high school; and parents' names. Iowa students are listed first.
Ames: Kevin Lu Lu, Ames High School, Keqin Han and Ping Lu
Ames: Virginia Ruth McCalmont, Ames High School, Scott and Cindy McCalmont
Ames: Sarah Golbon Raaii, Ames High School, Dr. Ahmad A. Raaii & Simin Sotocdehpayma
Cedar Falls: Adam Bradley Schwertner, Cedar Falls High School, Ron and Patty Schwertner
Cedar Rapids: Stephanie Ann Westrom, George Washington High School, Jeff and Pam Westrom
Denison: Sarita A. Patnaik, Denison High School, Basant Patnaik and Cheryl Brodersen
Des Moines: Martin Alexander Whitman, Roosevelt High School, Walter and Mary Whitman
Fort Dodge: Gregory William Bligard, Fort Dodge High School, Dr. Eric and Dr. Carey Bligard
Iowa City: David Patrick Gugliano, West High School, Patrick and Margaret Gugliano
Iowa City: Allison J. Smith, City High School, Tim and Janet Smith
Urbandale: Jian Justin Guan, Valley High School, Yinju Zhang and Ningyu Guan
Waterloo: Kevin T. Murphy, West High School, Steve and Jane Murphy
West Des Moines: Eric Y. Mou, Valley High School, Mei Guo and Beiquan Mou
West Des Moines: Rachel Ann Nathanson, Valley High School, Robert and Barbara Nathanson.
Port Barrington: Katie Lynn Ellis, Wauconda High School, Steve and Nancy Ellis
Vernon Hills: Kristen Ann Meylor, Vernon Hills High School, Joseph and Pamela Meylor
Overland Park: Blaine B. Westemeyer, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Brian and Nancy Westemeyer
Lino Lakes: Anne Lisabet Kvinge, Centennial Senior High, Daniel and Kathryn Kvinge
Rochester: Vaseal V. Carter, Century High School, Alan and Olena Carter
Woodbury: Nicholas Basil Loudas, Woodbury High School, Paul and Wendy Loudas
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