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Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Highland's Cavvouras and Crown Point's Lubash named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University

Georgia Cavvouras

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Georgia Cavvouras, from Highland, and Ryan Michael Lubash, from Crown Point, have been named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington, where they will be freshmen. Cavvouras is a graduate of Highland High School, and Lubash is a graduate of Andrean High School.

The Kelley Scholarship honors the best undergraduate students entering IU to study business. Kelley Scholars receive tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and other funding that may cover internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $14,000.

The Kelley Scholars Program is funded by a $23 million gift from E.W. Kelley and his family made to IU in the fall of 1997. The university named its School of Business for the Kelley family in acknowledgement of the gift.

While at Highland High School, Cavvouras was a member of FCCLA and Key Club. She was also a three-year member of Spanish Honor Society and served as president her senior year. She was vice president of the National Honor Society and was president of the Student Council her senior year. She ran junior varsity cross country for one year. She was the recipient of the Principal's Award Academic Top 10 all four years. She also received the President's Education Awards Program Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Cavvouras was awarded the Tri Kappa Award for being in the top 1 percent of her class.

Cavvouras is the daughter of Michael and Frances Cavvouras, 3636 Boulevard Drive, Highland, Ind.

While at Andrean High School, Lubash was active in an International Summit of Young Technology, the National Youth Leadership Forum and the Congressional Student Leadership Conference. He was a member of the Andrean honor society for two years, on the honor roll for four years and an all-American scholar and National Honor Roll Scholar for one year. He was a Who's Who-High School Student and a Hoosier Scholar Award winner.

Lubash is the son of John and Debbie Lubash, 1038 W. Lakeshore Drive, Crown Point, Ind.

The Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of students who had been accepted to IU and were invited to apply for the Kelley Scholars program because of their outstanding records. Applications included references, high school transcripts and several personal statements -- including an esssay -- on a variety of topics.

Finalists were invited to the IU Bloomington campus for a weekend of extensive interviews with faculty members. Each candidate submitted a writing sample, toured the campus and was a guest at a dinner. The winners were selected on the basis of their performance that weekend.