Three students from Oak Ridge High School were selected as Haslam Scholar finalists this year. This is the highest number of Haslam Scholar finalists from any high school in the state.
The three Oak Ridge finalists are:
- Elisabeth Gallmeier, who is pursuing a degree in physics. She has recently been doing research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, creating statistical modeling programs to aid hydrocarbon exploration and prediction analyses to examine shale play production.
- Oumar Souleymane Diallo, who is interested in the nuclear, mechanical, and biomedical engineering fields. His interests are broad and include sculpting, modern art, video editing, cooking. and computer science.
- Lewis Wang, who plans to prepare for a career in business administration. He enjoys competitive soccer and volunteer work, including serving as chairman of Oak Ridge’s Youth Advisory Board. He has been involved in developing projects such as the water awareness program for the disadvantaged youth and managing concessions during the city Halloween party to raise money for Mission of Hope.
“We are very proud of our students and the incredible work they do in our schools,” an Oak Ridge Schools press release said.
The information about the finalists was found at this University of Tennessee link: http://honors.utk.edu/2016/02/29/2016-haslam-scholars-finalists-announcement. Visit that link to learn more about the Oak Ridge finalists and read about all the 2016 Haslam Scholars Finalists.