The Whitewater High School Science Olympiad team showed total dominance at the regional Science Olympiad Tournament at Gordon State College in March, taking 11 first place wins that catapulted them into first place for the tournament championship. With 23 total events in the competition, the Whitewater team secured just under 50 percent of the first place finishes. Additionally, the team won 30 percent of the second place finishes.

Bragbook for May 10

Austin Peay State University celebrates high-achieving freshmen who have been awarded the Provost Out-of-State Scholarship for the Fall 2019 semester: Spencer Anderson, Annalea Sweat, Bill Xiao and Zara Imam of Alpharetta, Amber Brittian of Cassville, Raegan Claunch and Brianna Raymond of Douglasville, Kennedy Freeman of Stockbridge, Meghan Hankla of Lawrenceville, Heidi Hernandez of Conley, Mackenzie Hornsby and Janay Walker of Atlanta, Hannah Hughes of Tallapoosa, Kennia James of Covington, Amanda Landers of McDonough, Adam Laselva and Collier Pecht of Woodstock, Chase Ledgerwood of Villa Rica, Emily Newton of Austell, Alexandra Reyes of Duluth, Hailey Sanford of Brooks and Lexi Somoza and Callahan Thompson of Cumming.

Tiger A.H. Selmi of Decatur, a sophomore studying computer information systems in the Robinson College of Business, is one of over 800 U.S. undergraduate students from hundreds of colleges and universities selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

On March 23, J. Roger Luo won second place in the 29th International Outstanding Piano Enthusiast competition held in Paris, France. Roger is a graduate of Pace Academy, Juilliard School of Music and Brooklyn School of Law.

Paideia alum Dean Farris ’16 broke the American 200 freestyle record with a swim of 1:29:15 at the NCAA Men’s championship in Austin, Texas. Farris went on to win Harvard’s first NCAA title in 30 years with a 43.66 finish in the 100 backstroke. Farris, a junior, is the first Harvard man to win an individual NCAA title in swimming and diving since 1989. Farris was a four-year swimmer at Paideia.

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