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ACU names Summer Scholars for high school study abroad

Abilene Christian University announced the selection of 29 students to participate in the first-ever Summer Scholars, a study abroad opportunity for rising high school sophomores and juniors. 

Summer Scholars offers the high school students a week-long college experience in England, including attending the grand opening of ACU’s Oxford campus and visits to Oxford City Centre, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, London, Westminster Abbey and the Tate Modern Museum. The students will earn 1 hour of college credit. More than 500 students from across the nation applied to participate in the competitive program. 

This unique summer travel experience will be led by Dr. Tamara Long, vice president for enrollment and student life; Dr. Susan Lewis, vice provost and associate professor of journalism and mass communication; and Dr. Cole Bennett, professor of language and literature, and director of the ACU Writing Center. 

“As ACU continues to expand its international offerings, including the new Oxford, England, campus, it is a great opportunity to include talented high school students. I am excited to spend a week learning with these remarkable and bright students,” Long said.

The students selected as Summer Scholars for 2022 are:

  • Autumn Askenaze, Fountain Valley, California
  • Katie Breedlove, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Adalyn Booth, Dallas, Texas
  • Clara Bozzay, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Abbie Burcham, Round Rock, Texas
  • Annalee Crum, Arcadia, Oklahoma
  • Ben Davidson, Houston, Texas
  • Emily Diles, Columbia, Tennessee
  • Isaac England, Rowlett, Texas
  • Ayomide Folowosele, Abilene, Texas
  • Mason Gregory, Plainview, Texas
  • Sydney Hurt, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Henry Johnson, Boerne, Texas
  • Andrew Kramer, San Marcos, California
  • Isaiah Lawshe, Prosper, Texas
  • Robert Mayfield, Lubbock, Texas
  • Abbey Monroe, Plano, Texas
  • Kaylee O’Pry, San Antonio, Texas
  • Sharon Oh, Carrollton, Texas
  • Ben Onstead, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Caden Pickle, Spring, Texas
  • Morgan Pirtle, Allen, Texas
  • Hailey Pittiglio, Newcastle, Washington
  • Gabe Ruiz, Riverview, Florida
  • Harper Sage, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Grace Tate, Arnold, Maryland
  • Nadia Tuggle, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Blaize Whitaker, Lubbock, Texas
  • David Yancy, Missouri City, Texas

Learn more about applying to ACU or studying abroad.

— Wendy Kilmer

Mar. 21, 2022

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