CSC News

February 13, 2006

Park Scholars Finalists Include Three with CSC Interests

NC State University has named 112 students as finalists for the 11th class of Park Scholars. These prestigious awards are valued at about $57,000 for North Carolina residents and $106,000 for out-of-state students. The Park Foundation has committed $3.5 million to be awarded to 50 of these outstanding students by March 1. The remaining finalists will receive the Provost's Academic Award, a $10,000 scholarship.

The Park Scholarships program is among America 's most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarship programs. The scholarships pay expenses for four years of study at NC State, and include a computer stipend and funds for academic enrichment activities.

Finalists indicating a desire to major in computer science include:

Justin Wayne Gorham, son of Pamela and Jasper Gorham, Durham, N.C. Justin will graduate from Hillside High School , where he is co-captain of the football team, co-captain of the wrestling team, and vice president of the National Achievers Society. He has been a volunteer tutor to math students ranging from Algebra I to Calculus.

Thomas Stanislaw Rogan IV, son of Stan and Nancy Rogan, Columbia, S.C. Tom will graduate from the S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics where he is captain of the academic Quiz Bowl team and president of the chess club. Tom plays piano and classical guitar and was a member of the varsity soccer team, which won the regional championship last year.

Shaddi Husein Hasan, son of Husein and Sherri Hasan, Knoxville, Tenn. Shaddi will graduate from Bearden High School , where he is president of the senior class, a co-editor of the yearbook, and president of Students Working Against Tobacco. He has been a volunteer with the Knoxville Museum of Art for four years, plays guitar with Music Therapy, a local bluegrass group, and is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Shaddi plans to major in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence.

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