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18 students selected as Wells Scholars at Indiana University
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Aug. 10, 2011
EDITORS: Links to photographs of each Wells Scholar are available with their biographical information below. The following links will take you directly to the student in your city.
Radhika Agarwal, Carmel, Ind.
Nandita Chittajallu, Indianapolis
Reece Clark, Noblesville, Ind.
Ian Clarke, Studio City, Calif.
Saleh ElHattab, Plainfield, Ind.
Casey Goodall, Wyoming, Ohio
David Gordon-Johnson, Cincinnati
Jonathan Hawkins, Charleston, Ill.
Nicholas Kolar, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Grant Manon, Kendallville, Ind.
Alicia Nieves, Munster, Ind.
Marjorie Richards, Bloomington, Ind.
Aaditya Shah, Munster, Ind.
Daniel Smedema, Indianapolis
Sandhya Sridhar, Memphis, Tenn.
Sarah TeKolste, Carmel, Ind.
Emma Winkler, Bloomington, Ind.
Allison Winstel, Cincinnati
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University announced today (Aug. 9) that 17 entering freshmen and one current IU junior will join the more than 460 others who have been named Wells Scholars since the first class enrolled in 1990.
The incoming class includes several students who are the first from their high schools to receive this prestigious award.
The scholarship, created in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university. Wells Scholars have gone on to win more than 60 national and international scholarships, fellowships and grants, such as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Soros, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright and Goldwater.
Today, many Wells Scholar alumni contribute to Indiana as residents, and others are studying or working throughout the country and overseas in medicine, business, education, law, the arts and other fields. There are Wells Scholars who hold senior positions in major corporations or who have started their own businesses. Some serve in government or as clergy. Others are engaged in relief and service efforts in the United States and abroad or are scholars and teachers at renowned educational institutions such as Yale, MIT, the University of Michigan and IU itself.
On his 90th birthday, Chancellor Wells was officially presented with the prestigious scholarship program as a gift from his many friends and admirers. After his death in the spring of 2000, this community of talented and dedicated young scholars remains as a permanent legacy of his educational vision.
Incoming freshmen Wells Scholars receive full tuition and course-related fees, as well as a living stipend, for four years of undergraduate study on the Bloomington campus. Scholars may choose to spend up to one of those years studying abroad. Newly named recipients who are already students at IU receive tuition, fees and a stipend for their remaining undergraduate years. Wells Scholars hold named scholarships within the program that honor donors or those donors designate. All Scholars, however, receive the same level of support.
The Wells program also offers special seminars; support for a summer research or service project, creative activity or internship; and a wide range of extracurricular events and activities. The Wells program emphasizes close interaction with faculty, academic and career advising, opportunities for public service and contact with distinguished visitors.
Freshman Wells Scholars are nominated by their high schools or the IU Office of Admissions and selected for having demonstrated exceptional qualities of character, leadership and distinction both inside and outside of the classroom. Internal Wells Scholars are nominated by IU Bloomington faculty and selected for similar qualities.
The 18 new Wells Scholars, their hometowns and their high schools are:
- Radhika Agarwal of Carmel, Ind., a National Merit Scholar, a National AP Scholar and a graduate of Carmel High School. A member of the Science Olympiad team, she won regional awards in experimental design and cell biology and was a semifinalist in the USA Biology Olympiad. Active in speech and debate, she won sixth in state in declamation, was awarded the National Forensic League Degree of Distinction, and was runner-up in Lincoln-Douglas debate national competition. Agarwal and her team have won awards at Model United Nations conferences, and she has twice won the Carmel Mayor's Veterans Day Essay Contest. She served as vice president of the Carmel High School Key Club her junior year and as lieutenant governor at the state level her senior year. At Carmel High School, she also performed on piano in the jazz band. She has studied Indian folk dance since the age of 5 and was a leader in Balvikas, a Hindu youth group. Her interest in becoming a medical scientist was stimulated by a summer internship with the Indiana Institute for Medical Research. She plans to major in biochemistry and Spanish and participate in the Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS) and the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience mentored-research programs. She will hold the William A. and Gayle K. Cook Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12062.html
- Nandita Chittajallu of Indianapolis, a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction and valedictorian of her class at Pike High School, where she earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma and an IB Programme Certificate of Honor. She served as vice president of the National Honor Society and the Sierra Club and as chapter president of Best Buddies, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. The Rotary Club has named her one of the top high school students in the state, and she has received scholarships from Key Club and Sierra Club in recognition of her service and leadership, as well as the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis Michael A. Carroll Memorial Citizenship Award. Chittajallu was selected to be a Pike Ambassador, has served on the Mentor Council and has been honored as an outstanding freshman mentor. At Pike High School, she was also a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and Model UN and she won a silver medal in state Spell Bowl competition, as well as a gold medal in instrumental ensemble in state music competition. She has gained college-level research experience through Molecular Medicine in Action and Indianapolis Project Seed and plans to major in biology at IU. She will hold the Karen E. and Katherine J. Biddinger Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12063.html
- Reece Clark of Noblesville, Ind., a National AP Scholar and salutatorian of his class at Noblesville High School. He led the Noblesville Destination ImagiNation team to third-place finishes in engineering challenges in state competition his junior and senior years. He also served as president of the National Honor Society; captain of the Spell Bowl team -- earning a perfect score his senior year -- and captain of the Academic Super Bowl interdisciplinary team his junior year and the math team his senior year. The first-place winner in the Noblesville Science Fair and the Math Award winner in regional science competition, he was a presenter and finalist at the Indiana Junior Academy of Science and the Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. A member of the Eli Lilly Science Explorer Post and the Spanish club and a hospital volunteer, he combined his interests in science and Spanish during a summer study of tropical medicine and ethnobiology at the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program. He competed in Amateur Athletic Union basketball and volunteered as instructor, coach and referee for elementary and middle school youth basketball leagues. Clark plans to major in biology and Spanish. He will hold an Urcel Daniel Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12064.html
- Ian Clarke of Studio City, Calif., an AP Scholar with Distinction, a California Arts Scholar in Music Composition and the first Wells Scholar from North Hollywood High School-Highly Gifted Magnet. The founder and president of the Music Composition Club, Clarke was also a member of the Classical Music Club, VAMS (Visual Arts and Music for Society), the Chess Club and the Gay/Straight Alliance. He has performed for motion pictures and television, as well as live, as a vocalist. At his school, he was a member of the orchestra, the concert band and the barbershop quartet, and he was assistant drum major for the Royal Regiment Marching Band. The many instruments from many cultures he has studied or learned to play include piano, flute, piccolo, guitar and the Indonesian gamelan. Clarke was selected as a Berklee College of Music presenting film score composer and recognized by the California Scholarship Federation. Before moving to California, Ian attended Kula High School in Kauai, Hawaii. Beginning in his freshman year, he programmed and hosted a radio show on KKCR in Kauai that presented different styles of music, background on the artists and genres and reports of the news. His talents as a writer have earned him recognition from the Beverly Hills Literary Society and the Kauai Peace Project for which he was named the Honorary Ambassador to Japan. At IU, Clarke plans to major in music composition and will hold the Robert and Bert Irie Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12065.html
- Saleh ElHattab of Plainfield, Ind., valedictorian, an AP Scholar with Distinction and an Indianapolis Star Academic All-Star. ElHattab graduated from Plainfield High School as the Betty Masselink Scholar, a title given to the school's top student each year. He has served as president of the National Honor Society and his class, captain of the Academic Super Bowl Science team, parliamentarian of the DECA Business Club and co-captain of the varsity soccer team. He was a member of the Student Leadership Council and the Plainfield Community School Corporation High Ability Committee and was a delegate to the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders. His Academic Super Bowl Science team reached the state finals his junior year. His senior year, he placed second in state with his We the People (a national civic education competition) team, and he placed first and fourth in the 2011 DECA state competition. His team was named Rookie of the Year in regional FIRST Robotics competition and qualified for national competition. He was named an Indiana Soccer Coaches Association All-Academic Athlete and a Mid-State Scholar Athlete. He served as an advisor and translator for the Indianapolis Children's Museum's exhibit on Egypt. He was a leader in his school's Muslim Student Association and participated in Muslim Youth of North America national leadership retreats. At IU, ElHattab plans to study neuroscience and computer science and will hold the James S. Mentzer Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12066.html
- Casey Goodall of Wyoming, Ohio, an AP Scholar with Honor and a graduate of Wyoming High School, where she was senior class president and a four-year member of Student Council, captain of the Science Olympiad team, co-editor of the literary magazine Icarus and senior captain of the Wyoming Dance Team. She was a member of the JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) team, which finished second in Ohio and sixth in the nation her junior year. She was also a member of the National and Spanish Honor societies and the Cum Laude Society and received a Procter & Gamble Scholarship. Her school awards included the Harvard Book Award and the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. A five-year member of the Studio for Dance competition team, she was awarded a Summer in L.A. "Be Discovered"; Scholarship and was named one of the Top 10 at the national Michael DelBianco Scholarship competition. She also was designated a "Rising Star"; and won multiple awards in regional competitions, including four first-place soloist awards. She also danced with the Cincinnati Pops and Lima Pops orchestras, the May Festival Chorus and the Windsor Symphony in Canada. A violist, she played in the school Philharmonic Honors and pit orchestras. At IU, Casey plans to major in neuroscience and dance and will hold the Robert E. Gates and the Ruth Elliott Hickam scholarships within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12067.html
- David Gordon-Johnson of Cincinnati, a National AP Scholar and co-salutatorian of his class at Walnut Hills High School, where he had been a member of student government, the math and academic quiz teams, the Cum Laude Society, the Marching Blue and Gold and the major wind and vocal ensembles. He has earned gold and silver medals in the National Latin Examination and two Top 10 finishes in the Oesper chemistry test sponsored by the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society. He has performed in school theatrical productions that range from Macbeth to The Sound of Music and has sung in the professional chorus of the Cincinnati Opera Company. He was a member of the SingCinnati Choir that competed at the 2010 World Choir Games in China and a member and soloist with the Cincinnati-area October and May Festival Youth choruses. He has participated in the Young Artists Preparatory Program and in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Groundlings Theatre Workshop and intensive summer workshop. He received his school's Harvard Book Prize, the Walnut Hills Alumni Foundation's Robert G. Moore Memorial Scholarship and the John Hauck Memorial Foundation Scholarship, which is awarded to a senior member of the May Festival Youth Chorus pursuing a career in music. Gordon-Johnson plans to major in vocal performance and will hold the Jacobs Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12068.html
- Jonathan Hawkins of Charleston, Ill., a National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, who is the first Wells Scholar from Charleston High School, where he graduated as salutatorian of his class. He was a four-year member of the school's speech and drama team, serving as captain his senior year and qualifying for state competition his junior year in both extemporaneous and impromptu speaking. He won sixth in state in chemistry and in English in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering competition his junior year. He co-captained the Scholastic Bowl team; served as treasurer of the science club, le Cercle Francais (the French club) and the Gay-Straight Alliance; and was a leader in LINK Crew, a freshman orientation program. He was a member of the National Honor and French National Honor societies and of the National Forensic League. He was also a member of the CHS Press, which produces the school newspaper and performed in school productions of the musicals Damn Yankees and Once upon a Mattress. At IU, Hawkins plans to major in economics and will hold the Edmund and Theresa Bruner Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12069.html
- Nicholas Kolar of Fort Wayne, Ind., an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Scholar and an American Chemical Society Scholar. He is the first Wells Scholar from Canterbury School. He won silver and gold medals in the National Spanish Examination and was a member of the Cum Laude Society. He won the Faculty Prize for leadership and academic curiosity as a freshman, the Science Department Book Prize for Achievement in Science as a junior and the Fort Wayne Sertoma Award for achievement in athletics, leadership, citizenship, character and sportsmanship as a senior. He served as the Indiana representative to the National Federation of High School State Associations Leadership Conference and as a two-year member of the Student Advisory Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. A writer for and then editor-in-chief of Sententiae Literary Magazine, he also wrote for the school newspaper for four years and was sports editor his senior year. A varsity athlete in soccer (four years), baseball (three years) and swimming (two years), he captained the soccer and baseball teams his senior year and was named an Academic All-State soccer and baseball player. He was a three-year leader of the Wyldlife School Ministry and founded Supplies for Hope, an organization dedicated to collecting medical supplies for developing countries. Kolar plans to major in chemistry and business and will hold the Sigma Nu Fraternity Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12070.html
- Grant Manon of Kendallville, Ind., an AP Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, valedictorian and the first Wells Scholar from East Noble High School. He served for two years as the youth advisor to the Kendallville City Council and as a member of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council and was elected president of the mayor's council his senior year. A three-year member of his school's speech and debate team and a state finalist each year, he was elected president and named Speaker of the Year. He took eighth in state in Congress his junior year and won third in state in Congress his senior year. He captained the Academic Superbowl Science team and was a member of the JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) team that earned the top division score in state. His Spanish club team took first in the state Spanish Trivia competition. A four-year member of Bi-Phy-Chem, he served as treasurer his junior year. His team received first-place awards in regional and other Science Olympiad events, and he won first place in the Problem Solving Exam at the Indiana Academy of Science competition. A member of the National Honor Society and the Interact Club, he won a Rotary Youth Leadership Award and served as a mentor to freshmen. A varsity tennis player for two years, he was named to the Academic All-State First Team his senior year. At IU, Manon plans to major in business law and ethics, finance, and economics. He will hold the John W. and Margaret H. Biddinger Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12071.html
- Alicia Nieves of Munster, Ind., a junior at IU who is completing majors in political science and human migration studies and minors in Latino studies and Spanish. She co-founded student advocacy groups DREAM @ IU and the state-wide Indiana Student Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She serves on the IU Student Association Supreme Court. In 2010, she was selected for the IU McNair Scholars Program, which provides mentored-research and undergraduate-teaching opportunities in preparation for graduate school. A member of the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, she has received the 2011 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Student Award and the 2010 IU Latino Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship. For study in Ghana, she received the Omnicare Scholarship and a Hutton Honors College International Experience Program scholarship, as well as HHSP support. She has conducted research for the IU Office of Sustainability, and her volunteer activities include working with the South Central Community Action Program and Head Start. Nieves is a graduate of Munster High School, where she served as vice president of the speech and debate team, placing second in state in congressional debate and seventh in the nation in senate congress debate. She was also a member of Munster's We the People civic education team, which won the Indiana state competition and placed seventh in the nation. She will hold the Breon Mitchell and the Robert A. Lucas scholarships within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12072.html
- Marjorie Richards of Bloomington, Ind., an AP Scholar with Honor and a graduate of Bloomington High School North, where she was a sophomore Cougar Leader responsible for mentoring freshmen and served on the Cougar Leader Council her junior and senior years. She also served as a Monroe County Community School Corporation LOTS (Leadership Opportunities Through Service) Senior, was named a Leader of Tomorrow and contributed to BHSN's Habitat for Humanity builds. She won gold and silver keys for her photography at the state level in Indiana's Scholastics Art and Writing competitions, as well as recognition for her work in stained glass. She was a finalist in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design National High School Photo Contest. A four-year member of the BHSN varsity soccer team, she was co-captain and named defensive MVP her junior and senior years. She was also named to the Indiana Academic All-State Soccer Team. She played club soccer with the Cutters traveling team and served as a Cutters Academy trainer her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, teaching youngsters the fundamentals, and as an assistant coach her junior and senior years. At IU, she plans to major in international studies and to develop an individualized major that combines her interests in photography and ethnography. She will hold the Erik and Ann Munter and the Ray W. Retterer scholarships within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12073.html
- Aaditya Shah of Munster, Ind., an AP Scholar and a graduate of Munster High School with Highest Honors. He was vice president of student government and a member of the National Honor Society. A four-year member of the varsity speech and debate team, he also participated in DECA, an international business organization. His DECA team won two state championships and he won an individual state championship and qualified for international competition three times. In We the People (a national civic education competition), his team placed first in state and eighth in the nation. Born in India, he is co-founder of the Midwest chapter of CRY (Child Rights and You) America, an organization dedicated to a just world with improved opportunities for children in India and the United States. He is also president of HUM Youth Organization, a Hindi youth service group, and has volunteered with Children of Abraham at a local hospital. Captain and number one singles player on the Munster tennis team, he reached the final-four state championship three times. He was honored with the Indiana High School Athletic Association Mental Attitude Award, the highest award in tennis for young men, and was named to the Academic All-State Team. Shah has assisted a doctor with a paper on lung cancer surgery and worked on a diabetes research project. At IU, he plans to study a pre-medicine curriculum and economics and will hold the John W. Anderson Foundation Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12074.html
- Daniel Smedema of Indianapolis, a National AP Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, valedictorian and the first Wells Scholar from Southport High School. Captain of the speech team, he won the Indiana High School Forensic Association state championship in Radio Broadcasting his sophomore year and state championships in original oratory and international extemporaneous speaking his senior year. He qualified for the National Forensic League national competition his junior and senior years. He captained the Quiz Bowl team, which in 2011 qualified for the first time in school history for national competition and placed ninth in the nation. He served as president of the Student Booster Club, with responsibility for generating school spirit, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was percussion section leader in the school marching band and was selected for the 2011 Indiana All-State Orchestra. Active in school theatre productions, he was named an International Thespian Society Honor Thespian and he received a National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award for Superior Writing. He played varsity volleyball, for which he received a sportsmanship award and was named to the 2011 senior Indiana All-Star Team. At IU, Smedema plans to major in neuroscience and computer science and to participate in the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience mentored-research program. He will hold the R.L. Shoemaker/Mid-Century Club Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12075.html
- Sandhya Sridhar of Memphis, Tenn., a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction and a graduate of White Station High School. She was captain of the mock trial and the Mu Alpha Theta (math) teams and vice president of Health Occupational Students of America. The mock trial team won the state championship three times, and she was named MVP at state her senior year. She was awarded second in Chalk Talk at the Mu Alpha Theta state convention and her team placed first in the Ole Miss Math Contest. In Science Olympiad competition, her team took third in state and she won first in the It's About Time category and fourth in environmental chemistry. Active in Model United Nations, she won conference awards at Yale and at Washington University in St. Louis. She finished in the Top 10 in Le Grand Concours national French exam four times. She won prizes in the Alliance Française essay contest, the Voices of West Tennessee Holocaust essay contest, Wordsmith, the HMEC National Essay Contest for her entry about the relationship between science and Hinduism and the Indian Association of Memphis Oratory Contest. Born in India, Sridhar returns summers to teach English to underprivileged children and families. She plans to major in cognitive science and will hold the Class of 1952 Scholarship and a William D. Rhodes Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12076.html
- Sarah TeKolste of Carmel, Ind., a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction and co-salutatorian at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, where she received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. An officer in the Student Service Learning Council, she attended the National Service Learning Conference in 2010 and served as editor of the newsletter Called to Serve. She was co-founder and co-president of Project Green, an environmental campaign to educate grade school students about their impact on the environment. She was also project co-leader of the service learning fundraiser Schools for Schools through the non-profit organization Invisible Children and volunteered at the Lord's Pantry. She has been a member of the National Honor Society, Math League and Model United Nations, for which she served as head delegate her senior year. As a member of the speech team, she qualified for state competition her junior year. A four-year member of the International Thespian Society, she has participated in 25 theatre productions from Our Town to Romeo and Juliet as an actor, crew member and director. Most recently, she was the student director for the musical The Secret Garden. TeKolste received an award of excellence for her studies in Spain with the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages and plans to study theatre and drama and Spanish education. She will hold the Edward Alexander Hutton and the Ruth Norman Halls scholarships within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12077.html
- Emma Winkler of Bloomington, Ind., an AP Scholar with Distinction and a graduate of Bloomington High School North, where she was Student Council president. She received the U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence and Rotary Youth Merit awards and was named to the 2011 Bloomington Herald-Times Scholastic Stars Gold Team. A four-year IU biology lab intern, she was selected for Molecular Medicine in Action, a research experience for high school students at the IU School of Medicine. She received an IU Molecular Biology Institute Outstanding Achievement Award. A violinist with the Indiana String Academy for 10 years, she received gold ratings in both solo and ensemble state competition and served as secretary of the BHSN Orchestra Executive Council her junior and senior years. She served as a Monroe County Community School Corporation LOTS (Leadership Opportunities Through Service) Senior and as a freshman Cougar mentor, contributed to BHSN's Habitat for Humanity builds and was a member of the National Honor Society and the international club. A four-year member of the soccer team, she served as co-captain her junior and senior years and was named offensive MVP and a member of the 2010 Indiana Academic All-State Soccer Team. She played on the St. Francis Soccer Club and was an assistant junior Cougar soccer coach. Winkler plans to major in microbiology and human biology and will hold the M. Phil and Margaret Hathaway Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12078.html
- Allison Winstel of Cincinnati, a graduate of Saint Ursula Academy. She was selected for the National Jefferson Award for Service and the ServeOhio Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with organizations in her school and the community beyond. She directed the cash prize from the ServeOhio award to SOTENI International, a non-profit organization with which she has worked that is dedicated to preventing the spread of and mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDS in rural Africa. She also received the Recognition of the Dignity of the Gifts of Women Award from Saint Ursula for her work through CSTAT, a social justice club, to create Free to Be, an initiative to educate the community about modern-day sex trafficking. She also received the Sister Mary Carmel McLellan Award for exhibiting the discipline, initiative and leadership "to forge new paths for women in the world." Through a summer internship with UGIVE, she helped to organize more than 450 teenagers from the greater Cincinnati area in a day of service and served on UCREW, the student advisory board. The recipient of the Notre Dame Alumnae Award for service and leadership, she was the service committee co-chair for the National Honor Society. She also was an officer in Earth Club and in ISSE, an in-school service events club; and a mentor through Girls Hope Mentoring. Winstel plans to major in public health and will hold the Neal Gilliatt Scholarship and an Edward L. Hutton Scholarship within the Wells Scholars Program. Photo: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/asset/page/normal/12079.html
For more information about the Wells Scholars Program, go to www.indiana.edu/~wsp/ or call 812-855-9491.