Seniors Earn Recognition from Prestigious Universities

Francie Sentilles '17 and Arden Farr '17 have been recognized by two prestigious and competitive university scholarship programs.
Arden Farr '17 has been named a Wells Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington. This prestigious scholarship pays the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study on IU’s Bloomington campus. Scholars may choose to spend one of these years studying abroad through the university’s overseas study programs. Each year, between 18 and 22 incoming freshmen receive this competitive award, based solely on merit. Arden stood out among a sea of applicants not only because of her hard work and determination in the classroom but also because she is a well-rounded, accomplished individual with a passion for her community. Her essay for the Wells was on restorative justice inspired by Bryan Stevenson, a Facing History and Ourselves speaker. At Hutchison, Arden studies 2 APs in Latin and German in addition to English. She is also a Science Research Fellow with a published research paper. Through the work and support of the Wilson Society at Hutchison, Arden is a community organizer at Bridge Builders with a paid internship. She recently interviewed Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and representatives from the Family Safety Center on behalf of the Philanthropic Literacy Board. 56 applicants were selected to compete in the final two-day group interview weekend for Wells Scholarship program, which took the form of a two-day group interview. Arden felt that her Hutchison education proved exceptionally helpful during this process. "Because of my experiences at Hutchison, I have a voice and am able to work and speak up in a group."

Francie Sentilles '17 has been named a finalist in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship competition. Only six percent of semifinalists for the Morehead-Cain scholarship advanced to the finalist phase. Francie will travel to Chapel Hill in March for the final selection weekend. The Morehead-Cain is the oldest and one of the most prestigious merit scholarship programs in the country. It provides a full four-year scholarship to UNC and includes global travel, real-world work experience, and a four-year customized summer enrichment program. Francie is our fourth Morehead-Cain finalist in six years.

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