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Sarah Law, daughter of Ted and Joan Law of Columbia, is a graduate of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, where she was a Palmetto fellow, Cum Laude chapter historian for the National Honor Society, AP scholar and treasurer of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science. Law is interested in pre-med and plans to major in biology and environmental science.

Emily Padget, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Padget of Columbia, is a graduate of Richland Northeast High School, where she was student president, South Carolina winner of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholarship and a member of the model United Nations team, which achieved national first place. Padget is interested in public policy and plans on majoring in political science.

Savannah Poskevich, daughter of Daniel and Lisa Poskevich of Moore, is a graduate of Dorman High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, chorus and varsity tennis team and played in the North-South All Star tennis team. Poskevich is interested in chemistry and plans on majoring in pharmacy.

Jake Ross, son of Danny and Leah Ross of Greenville, is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he was named a 2010 U.S. Presidential scholar, one of only 141 in the country. Ross’ creative writing was read aloud at Carnegie Hall when he received a $10,000 award and was named 2010 National Portfolio gold medalist. Ross is also a Palmetto fellow and a $5,000 Young Arts Silver Award winner. Ross plans on studying creative writing and environmental studies.

Samruddhi Somani, daughter of Prasnant and Syoti Somani of North Charleston, is a graduate of Northwoods Academy, where she was a National Merit scholar, a member of the National Honors Society and Beta Club and captain of the quiz bowl regional champions. Somani plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.

Felician Stratman, son of Johannes and Claudia Stratmann of Columbia, is a graduate of Dutch Fork High School, where he was a member of the FIRST Robotics team and his high school’s science team, which placed first in astronomy and remote sensing. Stratmann plays the piano and the bassoon and has been principal bassoonist for the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Stratmann plans on pursuing a major in physics.

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