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New Brown Fellows class announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (June 12, 2012) — The James Graham Brown Foundation on June 16 will announce its fourth class of Brown Fellows at the Derby Museum’s Carl Pollard Gallery.

Each year, the prestigious scholarship recognizes 20 promising scholars who will attend the University of Louisville or Centre College. In partnership with Centre College and the University of Louisville, Brown Fellows receive full tuition, room and board, funding for three enrichment experiences and international travel as a group before freshman year.

The 2012-16 class of Brown Fellows includes 11 Kentuckians, seven out-of-state students and two students who live outside the country. Students and their parents will attend the ceremony and will be recognized by R. Alex Rankin, chairman of the board of the James Graham Brown Foundation.

The following are the members of the 2012-2016 class of Brown Fellows:

University of Louisville

Kathryn Ashby, Madisonville North Hopkins High School, Hanson, Ky.

Emily Benken, Dixie Heights High School, Villa Hills, Ky.

Thomas Brenzel, Tates Creek Senior High School, Lexington, Ky.

Megan Durham, Graves County High School, Symsonia, Ky.

Michael Frankart, Lima Central Catholic High School, Mason, Ohio

Zachary Herde, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky.

Laura Patterson, Severna Park Senior High School, Severna Park, Md.

Joseph Shaw, Trinity High School, Louisville, Ky.

Jalyn Shontee, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky.

Trevor Webb, Beechwood High School, Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Centre College

Christopher Brittain, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Jean Corbitt, Conway Senior High School, Conway, Ark.

Jillian Frost, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, Calif.

Rachel Geil, Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Ky.

Qinpu He, International School, Chengdu, China

Maggie Heine, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky.

Matthew Hughes, Vero Beach Senior High School, Vero Beach, Fla.

Forrest Kamperman, Ramstein American High School APO, AE

Grant Nation, Daviess County High School, Owensboro, Ky.

Matthew Nisbet, Cookeville High School, Cookeville, Tenn.

The Brown Fellows Program www.brownfellows.org, an educational initiative of the James Graham Brown Foundation since 2009, strives to create a network of higher education opportunities that will challenge even the brightest and most intellectually curious minds.  It is designed to provide a diverse group of students with the opportunity to develop extraordinary leadership skills through academic enrichment, expanded opportunity, and personal accountability.  To be eligible to become a Brown Fellow, High School seniors must have demonstrated a capacity for intellectual leadership and also have an interest in attending the University of Louisville or Centre College.