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University of Iowa News Release

March 29, 2005

UI Presidential Scholarships Awarded

(Student name) of (hometown) is one of 50 University of Iowa incoming freshmen to be offered a Presidential Scholarship for the 2005-2006 academic year. The award is the most prestigious honor given to entering freshmen. (Name) is a graduate of (high school) and is the (son/daughter) of (parents' names).

Recipients were chosen from a field of over 500 top-ranking high school seniors from all over the country. 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 award is $7,000 per year or $28,000 over four years.

EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes the student's name, high school, son/daughter, parents' names.


Altoona: Kelli Huser, Southeast Polk High School, daughter, Dan and Geri Huser

Ames: Dianna Bai, Ames High School, daughter, Guangxing Bai and Weiwei Zhang

Ames: Edward Chen, Ames High School, son, Joseph and Mei-Jung Chen

Ames: Jill Kaspar, Ames High School, daughter, Tom and Cathy Kasper

Ames: Audrey Leung, Ames High School, daughter, Wai Leung and Alice Lay

Ames: Neal Marasinghe, Ames High School, son, Mervyn and Sumi Marasinghe

Ames: Lauren Reynolds, Ames High School, daughter, Don and Dorothy Reynolds

Audubon: Stephanie Nielsen, Audubon High School, daughter, Jeff and Angie Nielsen

Cedar Falls: Kimberly Cessna, Cedar Falls High School, daughter, Scott and Kathy Cessna

Cedar Rapids: Lauren Gannon, George Washington High School, daughter, Steve and Pat Gannon

Cedar Rapids: Rachel Levine, John F Kennedy Senior High School, daughter, Ron and Deborah Levine

Clinton: Alexander Ingham, Clinton High School, son, Bruce and Kay Ingham

Coralville: Benjamin Butler, Home School, son, Bob and Dori Butler

Coralville: Andrew Klein, West High School, son, Phil Klein and Amy An

Creston: Catherine Coenen, Creston High School, daughter, Gary and Barb Coenen

Curlew: Rachel Smith, Emmetsburg Senior High School, daughter, Glen and Diane Smith

Davenport: John Stroh, Bettendorf High School, son, Mark and Diane Stroh

Decorah: Ashley Haugo, Decorah High School, daughter, David and Jean Haugo

Donnellson: Lydia Crowe, Central Lee High School, daughter, Matthew Crowe and Brenda Knox

Dubuque: John Lambert, Hempstead High School, son, Mike and Christine Lambert

Eldridge: Michelle Schnack, North Scott High School, daughter, Richard Schnack

Fort Dodge: Megan Srinivas, Fort Dodge High School, daughter, Javaraiah and Geetha Srinivas

Gowrie: Matthew Schill, Prairie Valley High School, son, Robert and Sheryl Schill

Grinnell: Kevin Hanson, Grinnell Community Senior High School, son, David and Jeanne Hanson

Harlan: Jamie Anliker, Harlan Community High School, daughter, Mike and Dar Anliker

Hiawatha: Timothy Lavenz, John F Kennedy Senior High School, son, James Lavenz

Huxley: Karen Haman, Ballard High School, daughter, William and Janet Haman

Huxley: Patricia Haman, Ballard High School, daughter, William and Janet Haman

Independence: Jami Sherrets, Independence Senior High School, daughter, Kym Salow

Iowa City: Benjamin DiPardo, City High School, son, Mike and Anne DiPardo

Iowa City: Alison Wilder, West High School, daughter, David and Kathleen Wilder

Johnston: Rebecca Paszkiewicz, Johnston High School, daughter, Steve and Jolynn Paszkiewicz

Mason City: Spencer Anderson, Mason City High School, son, Matt and Robin Anderson

New Albin: Betsy Fruechte, Kee High School, daughter, Barry and Lisa Fruechte

Ottumwa: Christina Massey, Ottumwa High School, daughter, Dennis and Karen Massey

Saint Olaf: Rebecca Hahn, Central Community High School, daughter, Marshall and Karen Hahn

Sherrill: Matthew Stemper, Hempstead High School, son, Paul and Diane Stemper

Sibley: Meredith DeBoom, Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, daughter, Kermit and Pamela DeBoom

Sioux City: Kyle Carlson, East High School, son, Mark and Nancy Carlson

Sioux City: Alex Poss, Heelan High School, son, Jeffrey and Roberta Poss

Sperry: Clay Baker, Mediapolis Community High School, son, Kelly and Denise Baker

Urbandale: Alexandra Keenan, Johnston High School, daughter, David and Jan Barrett

Waterloo: Cody Beckman, West High School, son, John and Maureen Beckman

Waterloo: Suzanne Droste, Cedar Falls High School, daughter, Charles and Diann Droste

Waterloo: Atul Nakhasi, West High School, son, Ashok and Rahni Nakhasi

West Des Moines: Shannon Boshart, Valley High School, daughter, Rod and Mary Boshart

West Des Moines: Jiyoung Han, Valley High School, daughter, Dolien and Sue Han

Windsor Heights: Timothy Diiulio, Roosevelt High School, son, Christopher and Sandra Diiulio


Woodland: Kali Peterson, Woodland High School, daughter, Donald and Debbie Peterson


Arlington Heights: Kathryn Szejka, Buffalo Grove High School, daughter, Michael and Karen Szejka

Belvidere: Jacob Moore, Belvidere High School, son, Robert and Susan Moore

Chicago: Matthew Mark, Whitney M Young Magnet High School, son, Stephen and Cynthia Mark

Chicago: Douglas Power, Lincoln Park High School, son, Douglas and Jeanann Power

Crystal Lake: Amanda Henning, Prairie Ridge High School, daughter, Douglas and Teresa Henning

Dunlap: Robert Null, Peoria Notre Dame High School, son, Ed and Chris Null

Lake in the Hills: Matthew Gandolfo, Harry D Jacobs High School, son, John and Vicki Gandolfo

Morton: Colleen McGlaughlin, Morton High School, daughter, Mack and Kim McGlaughlin

Naperville: Kevin Lewis, Naperville Central High School, son, Brian and Beth Lewis

River Forest: Amy Rohlfing, Oak Park & River Forest High School, daughter, Greg and Cindy Rohlfing

Shorewood: David Kijowski, Joliet Township High School West, son, Thomas and Gail Kijowski


Ashland: Patrick Bigsby, Ashland High School, son, Brock and Judy Bigsby


Bloomington: Andrea Miller, Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, daughter, Loren and Jodie Miller

Saint Paul: Jennifer Docherty, Cretin-Derham Hall, daughter, Bev and Jim Docherty

Scandia: Peter Will, Forest Lake Senior High School, son, Harley and Kathy Will

Shoreview: Dana Hanson, Roseville Area High School, daughter, Peter and Kay Hanson


Boonville: Maggie Voss, Boonville R-I High School, daughter, Allen and Nancy Voss


Oxford: Emily Barnes, Oxford High School, daughter, Richard and Kathleen Barnes


Grand Forks: Catherine Lesch, Red River Senior High School, daughter, William and Jane Lesch


Lincoln: Alexander Lin, Lincoln East High School, son, Patrick and Lily Jean Lin

Omaha: Lily Carey, Millard North High School, daughter, William and Elizabeth Carey

Omaha: Matthew Fenwick, Westside High School, son, Michael and Marianne Fenwick

Omaha: Andrew Philson, Harry A Burke Senior High School, son, Richard and Andrea Philson


Janesville: Marie Rozeboom, George Parker High School, daughter, Dale and Pat Rozeboom

Middleton: Sarah Boeding, Middleton High School, daughter, Roland and Mary Boeding

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

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