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University of Iowa News Release

 

March 14, 2008

UI awards Presidential Scholarships to incoming freshmen for 2008

UPDATE: For a list of students who have accepted offers for Presidential Scholarships, see: http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/scholarships/presidential.htm
 
(Student name) of (hometown) has been named a University of Iowa Presidential Scholar for 2008. The award is the most prestigious honor given to first-year students planning to attend the University of Iowa. (Name) is the (son/daughter) of (parents' names).

Recipients were selected from a field of more than 700 applicants 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 named a Presidential Scholar. Students have until May 1, 2008 to accept this offer. Students are listed by state and hometown, name and parents' names. Iowa students are listed first.

IOWA:
Ankeny: Charles Li, son of Xiaoyue Li and Xue Luo; Mona Porter, daughter of William Porter and Nina Cohn.

Cedar Falls: Nickpreet Singh, son of Dr. Joginder and Baljit Singh; Molly Troendle daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Troendle.

Clive: Hemali Batra, daughter of Chandramohan and Rita Batra

Council Bluffs: Tessa Brow, daughter of Robert and Gail Brow       

Iowa City: Audrey Keranen, daughter of Daniel Keranen and Wendy Han; Lily Kim, daughter of Won-Chung and Hyunsuk Kim; Xiaomeng  Zeng  daughter of Yu Zeng and Hongbo Xie; Shuo Zhang, son of Laiqun Zhang and Zhaohui Shi; Zhanran Zhao, son of  Qiang and Yi Zhao.

Johnston: David Zhang, son of John Zhang and Jing Wang.
      
Le Mars: Amelia Stonesifer, daughter of Thomas and Valerie Stonesifer

Muscatine: Zongyi Liu, daughter of Sixing Liu and Hong Tang       

North Liberty: Katherine Hanson, daughter of Patrick and Nancy Hanson    

Postville: Barbara McMullan, daughter of Thomas and Gloria McMullan   

Waterloo: Sriya Subramani, daughter of Mani and Sujatha Subramani 

West Des Moines: Rohit Iragavarapu, son of Tammiraj Iragavarapu and Padmavathi Commuri; Peige Zhou, daughter of Ling Zhou and Xia Chen

ILLINOIS:
Brookfield: Bethany LoCicero, daughter of Michael and Barbara LoCicero

Elmhurst: Ethan Ross, son of Dr. Robert Ross and Dr. Sue Ross           

Lincoln: Kelsey Dallas, daughter of Lyndall and Marsha Dallas

Mokena: Bridget Quinn, daughter of Gregory and Regina Quinn      

Palatine: David Heckelsmiller, son of David and Jeanette Heckelsmiller

Wheaton: Clare Bruzek, daughter of Scott and Kirby Bruzek

KANSAS:
Leawood:  Lauren Mills, daughter of Brian and Marla Mills        

Overland Park: Jessica Kinkade, daughter of Kerry and Helen Kinkade

MARYLAND:
Bethesda:  Ryan McClafferty, son of Eric and Bonnie McClafferty   

MINNESOTA:
Cottage Grove: Sarah Clark, daughter of Joseph and Julia Clark       
Golden Valley:  Philip Breczinski, son of John and Jill Breczinski    

MISSISSIPPI:
Oxford: Jun Ying, son of Xinya Ying and Meiying Yang

MISSOURI:
Kearney:  Annelise Kreger, daughter of Christopher and Patricia Kreger

NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Exeter:  Manning Ding, son of Changkui Ding and Jian Huang     

SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: University of Iowa Admissions, 1-800-553-4692; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu