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2004 

2004 Centennial Scholars

Rachel Babson

Rachel Babson

Rachel Babson - from Cary, NC, graduated third in her class at Cary High School. Rachel is a Park-Centennial Scholar who is planning to major in textile engineering and possible chemical engineering as well. Rachel attended NC Governor's School, was selected for NC Honors Chorus, and plays the piano. In high school, Rachel was actively involved in chorus, drama, swimming, Girl Scouts, Relay for Life, her church youth group, and multiple service organizations.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks - from Richfield, NC, graduated from North Stanly High School. Amanda has been awarded a North Carolina Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarship to study Textiles at NC State. Amanda served as president of the Student Government, captain of the Volleyball team, president of FCCLA, and was selected as the 2003-2004 Homecoming Queen of her school. She was actively involved in serving at soup kitchens, visiting nursing homes, and sending packages to the troops overseas. Amanda's initial plans are to pursue a degree in Textile Technology & Design.

Sarah Brumbaugh

Sarah Brumbaugh

Sarah Brumbaugh - from Wilmington, NC graduated as salutatorian of her class at John T. Hoggard High School. Sarah is currently serving as the northeast director of the National Junior Horticultural Association. She founded the Envirothon Club and Ocean Science Quiz Bowl Team while attending Hoggard. She was also involved in Science Olympiad, NJROTC, International Youth Club, and she participated in the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP). Sarah was inducted into the most prestigious club at Hoggard, Order of the Vikings, and was elected President. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering her time in the community and participating in sports. Sarah will be majoring in Textile and Biomedical Engineering.

David Giovannini

David Giovannini

David Giovannini - from Hickory, NC, graduated second in his class at Hickory High School. David has been awarded a North Carolina Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarship to study Textile Engineering at NC State. David served as president of the National Beta Club, vice-president of his class, vice-president of the Latin National Honor's Society, and was a group leader on his church's mission trip. He also attended Governor's School for Natural Science, was appointed Chief Junior Marshall, and has regularly participated in Habitat for Humanity.

Brenda Haitema

Brenda Haitema

Brenda Haitema - from Wilson, NC, graduated valedictorian from Ralph L. Fike High School. Brenda has been awarded a North Carolina Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarship to study Biomedical Textiles at NC State. Brenda was treasurer of Keywanettes, captain of both the cross country and swimming teams, and vice president of her school's Science Olympiad team. She has also won a gold medal two years consecutively at State Science Olympiad. Brenda attended Governor's School, served as head marshall, and attended NC Tarheel Girl's State.

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton - from Cary, NC, graduated from Green Hope High School. Peter was a member of the Green Hope Marching Band and was a Sub-Section Leader for three years. Peter participated in the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) along with the Summer Introduction To Engineering program (SITE at NC State). He enjoys traveling and spent the last summer in West Virginia as a delegate from North Carolina at the National Youth Science Camp. Peter participates in Habitat for Humanity and plans to pursue a double major in Polymer & Color Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering.

Kathleen Rouse

Kathleen Rouse

Kathleen Rouse - from Pantego, NC, graduated second in her class from Northside High School. Kathleen was editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook, a member of the Quiz Bowl team, and vice-president of the Beta Club. Kathleen has participated in Habitat for Humanity projects, is a member of her church’s youth group, and has been involved with many mission trips. Kathleen also participated in the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP).

Ross Shingledecker

Ross Shingledecker

Ross Shingledecker - hailing from Greensboro, NC, graduated from Grimsley High School. He is a Park-Centennial Scholar, the largest combination offered at NC State University. In high school, Ross was an event leader and team captain for the Science Olympiad team, a position fraught with fun and excitement. He was B Team Captain for Academic Teams and is a founding member of the Literary Club. Ross trained altar servers for his church and volunteers with the National Conference for Community Justice, helping found the Gay-Straight Alliance at his school. He plans to double major in Chemistry and Polymer and Color Chemistry. Ross participated in the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP).

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