J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars


Lyman High School
Longwood, Florida
Intended Major: Journalism, Communication & Media Studies

High School Campus Involvement:

In High School, Sara spent time participating in the following activities:

  • The Greyhound Yearbook Editor-in-chief
  • Varsity Tennis Captain
  • NHS President  
  • Interact Rotary Club Vice President
  • Quill and Scroll President 
  • #stopthestickers movement 
  • Seminole County School Board Equity Committee Member 

Community Involvement:

Sara has volunteered with:

  • Starbucks Partner
  • Tennis Coach

Awards and Honors:

Sara has received the following awards:

  • Student Press Law Center Inaugural Student Press Freedom Award 
  • AP Scholar  
  • Rotary Certified Peace Builder 
  • Tennis MVP 2022 and 2023 school years 
  • Sportsmanship Award 
  • Walsworth Camp Orlando: 1st place writing 
  • AP Capstone Diploma Recipient 
  • Lyman Journalism Student of the Year 


Edgewood High School
Edgewood, Maryland
Intended Major: Political Science (Pre-Law)
Minor: International Studies

High School Campus Involvement:

In High School, Temi spent time participating in the following activities:

  • Student Government Association, President
  • Football, Wide Receiver and Cornerback
  • Future Business Leaders of America, Secretary
  • Lacunae Literary Magazine, Editor
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Group Leader
  • Academy of Finance

Community Involvement:

Temi has volunteered with:

  • Feed the Community Project at Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Harford County Regional Association of Student Councils (HCRASC)
  • Edgewood Football Bible Study
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Dining Server and Bingo at Brightview Nursing Home

Awards and Honors:

Temi has received the following awards:

  • National Honor Society
  • French Honor Society
  • Math Honor Society
  • Social Studies Honor Society
  • Al-Cesky Scholar
  • Dick Wood Scholarship Recipient
  • Harford County Reading Council’s Young Authors Contest, 2nd Place


DeLand High School
Lake Helen, FL
Intended Major: History (Pre-Law)

Minor: International Studies

Campus Involvement:

  • President of Club Aikido

Community Involvement:

Wyatt has volunteered with:

  • Raises alpacas; runs his own alpaca fiber production operation
  • Produced an American Sign Language video for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
  • Jesus Club Core Team Member and Youth Group Member
  • Host virtual book reading events for public libraries


Darlington School
Rome, GA
Intended Major: Discovery/Biology

Minor: Psychology

Campus Involvement:

  • Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority (Director of Operations)
  • Club Volleyball Team
  • Honors Program

Community Involvement:

Sarah has volunteered with:

  • No Place Like Home, Founder (art Instagram business)
  • Lifeguard
  • Camp Counselor


Newnan High School
Newnan, Georgia
Major: Health Sciences, Pre-Medical Track 
University Honors Program

Campus Involvement:

  • Honors College
  • Bonner Program
  • Honor Council
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Fraternity, Volunteer/Shadowing Chair
  • Honors Lead Team, Vice President of Public Relations
  • SmileTrain Student Volunteer

Community Involvement:

Bella Grace has volunteered with:

  • SmileTrain, Inc. (Student Ambassador and Smile Captain)
  • Community Service Coordinator for Whit’s Frozen Custard of Newnan

Summer 2023 Plans:

  • Participate in a biomedical sciences REU program at Wake Forest School of Medicine studying the selective disruption of mitochondrial thiol redox homeostasis and its effect on NLRP3 inflammasome activation
  • Network with various professionals
  • Shadow physicians


James Madison Memorial High School
Madison, WI
Major: Finance (Concentration in Investments), Business Systems and Analytics (Concentration in Data Analytics), Economics, and Accounting 
University Honors Program

Campus Involvement:

  • Environmental Fellow
  • Roland George Investment Program Fixed Income Portfolio Manager + Lead Lab Assistant 

Community Involvement:

Sugeeth has volunteered at:

  • St. Mary’s Hospital Volunteering Program (Team Lead)
  • Dane County PATCH Program (Teen Educator)
  • Public Library (Volunteer)

Awards and Plans:

  • Deans List: All Semesters
  • Interning at an investment bank summer of 2024


Durant High School
Wimauma, FL

Major: Applied Mathematics (Finance Concentration) and World Languages & Cultures (Hispanic Studies Concentration)

Campus Involvement:

  • DeLand High School Math Tutor
  • Stetson Academic Advising Student Assistant
  • Alpha Alpha Alpha First Generation Honor Society
  • Hatters on the Run (Secretary)
  • Stetson University Chorale
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

2023 Professional Development:

  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
    • Business Analytics Intern for Summer 2023
  • Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)
    • Marketing Research Analytics Intern for Spring 2023
  • Joint Mathematics Meeting 2023 Presenter
    • Presented research from James Madison University REU at the largest math conference in the world on January 4, 2023, to a group of fellow mathematics researchers and professionals


Gulf Breeze High School
Gulf Breeze, FL
Major: History (Pre-Law)

Campus Involvement:

  • Closing Attorney - Stetson Moot Court
  • Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity
  • Phi Alpha Theta history fraternity
  • Stetson Surf Club

Postgraduate Plans:

  • Law School (location TBD)