Class of 1972 Scholars

We are pleased to announce our Scholar Selection Committee's choices for the Class of 1972 Scholars.

The Class of 1972 Scholar Selection Committee is comprised of the following members: Fritz Cammerzell, Bill deGolian, Kip Forbes, Marty Franks, Dotty Jannarone Kemper, Bob Murley, Priscilla Wohlfurth Stumm; Bob Wright, ex officio;  and Ron Brown (Scholarship Chair).

In 2007 our Executive Committee expanded the Class of '72 Scholars to one in each undergraduate class. We ask the Financial Aid Office to nominate students using the following criteria: academic 1s; participant in a major sport; alternating men and women (i.e., female 2013; male 2014; female 2015; male 2016); geographic diversity; racial/ethnic diversity; and if possible, first member of a family to attend college. This last is always hard, since Financial Aid usually doesn't know.

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New Class of 1972 Scholar: Ms. Ellen L. Toberman '25 (Janesville, WI)

 

High School: Westmoore High School 

 

Personal Statement (high school activities): Outside of school, I was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and was part of an emergency service mission as part of Wisconsin's state response to COVID-19. I helped transport cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers from Madison to polling stations in Northern Wisconsin. The cleaning supplies helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensured that people could vote safely. My squadron had an aerospace education outreach program that taught a class on model rockets to a 4-H group. We taught the class about rocket science history and helped them build their model rockets. I helped the children learn, build their technical skills, and develop their passion for STEM.

During the summer of 2019, I worked at Camp LuWiSoMo, a small camp near Wild Rose, Wisconsin. I volunteered as counselor-in-training at both the Joyful Hearts camps, which were camps for campers with special needs, and youth camps.

Through my high school's extracurricular opportunities, I have had the opportunity to serve as president of Future Business Leaders of America and as National Honor Society vice president. I have participated in Caritas for Children Club by raising money for children in third world countries. Though making brownies and puppy chow to sell at the club's bake sales, I was able to help pay for a little girl in Guatemala to have surgery that would help straighten her back that suffered from severe scoliosis.

I have also been a part of my high school's swim team, track team, forensics (competitive speaking) team, student council, and Young Environmental Activist Club.

Personal Statement (plans for Princeton University): I plan to study civil and environmental engineering with a goal to improve the basic needs of disadvantaged people in underdeveloped countries by improving their housing situations, agricultural systems, and sanitation systems.

 

Ellen is a self reported first-generation student.

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'72 Scholar Caitlin Bish

Caitlin Bish ’23
Lancaster, New York

Study/Career Plans: I am currently undecided on a major, but my interests range all the way from medicine and biology to politics and economics.

Other Information/Scholarship Interests:

In high school, I was a four-year starter for the varsity basketball and varsity softball teams, earning the title of captain for both teams. Through my training and involvement in these sports, I developed a passion for personal improvement through fitness and a curiosity to learn more about the anatomy of the human body. I was also involved in student senate, serving as president of the Class of 2019 for all four years. As class president, I gained valuable leadership skills and had the opportunity to collaborate with school officials concerning important issues with the school. I was also a member of the National Honor Society and Campus Ministry, where I served as an altar server for school liturgies. Having attended a Catholic elementary and high school that emphasized the value of community service, I developed a love for helping those less fortunate than myself. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and playing the piano, guitar, and ukulele.

Update on Caitlin May 30, 2020

Study/Career Plans: I am currently undecided on a major, but my interests range all the way from medicine and biology to politics and economics.

Other Information/Scholarship Interests:

In high school, I was a four-year starter for the varsity basketball and varsity softball teams, earning the title of captain for both teams. Through my training and involvement in these sports, I developed a passion for personal improvement through fitness and a curiosity to learn more about the anatomy of the human body. I was also involved in student senate, serving as president of the Class of 2019 for all four years. As class president, I gained valuable leadership skills and had the

opportunity to collaborate with school officials concerning important issues with the school. I was also a member of the National Honor Society and Campus Ministry, where I served as an altar server for school liturgies. Having attended a Catholic elementary and high school that emphasized the value of community service, I developed a love for helping those less fortunate than myself. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and playing the piano, guitar, and ukulele.

 

 

Continuing as '72 Scholars

ANDREW PAUL LIGUANEA, Jamaica. He is enrolled in Campion College. His plans for Princeton include varsity water polo. His High School Honors and Activities include 9 Distinctions in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate; 5 Distinctions in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam; Student Council Representative; Honors in Mathematics; Aquatics Club - president; Jamaica National Water Polo Youth Team; Big Brother/Big Sister Programme; Drama Club; Key Club; actor in live action Lion King play; gold medalist in Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Speech festival; volunteer teacher at Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic; actor in Television Jamaica film Romeo and Juliet.

He plans to go into engineering.

Update on Andrew May 30, 2020

Study/Career Plans: Engineering

Other Information/Scholarship Interests:

High School: Campion College (Jamaica); 9 Distinctions in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC); 5 Distinctions in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) Unit 1; student council representative; Honors in Mathematics Award; Aquatics Club president; Jamaica National Water Polo Youth Player; swimmer; water polo captain; Animations Club; Big Brother/Big Sister Programme member; Sixth Form Association; Drama Club; Key Club; actor in live action "Lion King" play; Gold Medalist in Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Speech Festival; volunteer teacher at Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic; volunteer organizer at Hope Gospel Assembly Daily Vacation Bible School; assistant teacher of chemistry at Papin High Summer School; actor in Television Jamaica film "Romeo and Juliet."

 

KYLA SEARS '21 from Skaneateles, NY has received numerous academic, athletic awards. She is on the Varsity Lacrosse team after being named an Academic All American in high school. You can read more about Kyla here. Kyla has sent the Class a letter updating us on her activities and plans. You can read it here. Kyla was recently named to the Lacrosse All America team. Tiger blog sang her praises here. Tigtalks with Kyla here.

Update on Kyla from May 30, 2020

Study/Career Plans: Undecided

Other Information/Scholarship Interests:

High School: National Honor Society; Student Athletic Counsel president; Scholar Athlete; High Honor Roll; Outstanding Athlete Award; lacrosse, Academic All-American, All-American, New York State Champion, Player of the Game, All-

 Tournament Team, First Team All-League, Nike Northeast Player of the Week, Nike Northeast Player of the Year, All-Central New York Team, Auburn Citizen All-Star Team, USA U19 Tryout, Nike Cup MVP, Under Armour Upstate Team, Nike Ride, Inside Lacrosse #1 Young Gun Junior, Under Armour All-American; All-County Chorus; women's chamber choir; Voice Box a cappella group; Bousquet Holstein PLLC Photography Contest finalist; Dutch Hollow Gold Course, employee; Todd's Fund, volunteer.

Princeton: women's varsity lacrosse team; eating club; a cappella group.

 

ANDREW GRIFFIN '20 is a computer science major with outstanding academic background complemented by participation on the Varsity Football team. Andrew has been named a first team Cosida Academic All America (here). - Congratulations Andrew! You can read more about Andrew here.

EVAN ELIG'20 continues as a class scholar.Evan is from La Jolla, Ca where he graduated from Bishops School. He received numerous awards and honors in Swimming and Water Polo in high school and is a currently a member of the Varsity Water Polo team. He plans to progress toward a career in business and finance. You can read about Evan's accomplishments in Water Polo here. Evan sent the Class a very nice note which can be viewed here.

Complete Roster

A complete roster of Class of 1972 scholars can be found here.