J. Ollie Edmunds Scholars

2019-2020 | Camilo Lilleslatten

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Sanibel, FL
Major: Political Science (Pre-Law) and International Business

Leadership:

While at the Canterbury School, Camilo served in the following leadership positions:

  • Student Body Vice President, 2018-2019
  • Secretary of the National Honor Society, 2018-2019
  • Captain of Canterbury Varsity Swim Team, 2018-2019
  • Captain of the Lee County Strikers Club Soccer Team, 2017, 2019
  • Homecoming Court Canterbury School, 2017, 2018

Campus Involvement:

  • Student Government Asssociation
  • Honor Council
  • Student Ambassador, Canterbury School, 2015-2019

Community Involvement:

  • Volunteer at Aspen Science Center
  • Volunteer at Junior's European Soccer Camps, Aspen, CO
  • Sanibel Captiva Conversation Foundation Marine Lab Intern

Awards and Honors:

In high school, Camilo received the following awards:

  • Rotary Scholar Athlete Award, 2019
  • Recipient of the Yale Book Award, 2018
  • Honor Guard Award, 2018
  • National English Honor Society Member, 2018-Present
  • Scholar-Athlete Society Member, 2018-Present
  • National Honor Society Member, 2017-Present
  • National Spanish Honor Society Member, 2017-Present
  • National Science Honor Society Member, 2017-Present
  • FHSAA District Champion, Varsity Soccer, 2019
  • MVP, Varsity Swimming, 2018
  • Canterbury School Record: 100 yd. Breaststroke and 50 yd. Freestyle, 2019
  • FHSAA District 1st Place: 50 yd. Freestyle, Varsity Swimming 2018-2019
  • Three-time FHSAA Baseball State Champion, 2016-2018

Building the Future:

There are several goals that Camilo has in life, both short-term and long-term, that motivates him to be hard working, compassionate and a focused individual. One goal he has is to continue playing baseball as a Hatter, while simultaneously pursuing a higher education. He plans to focus on political science, international business, in a pre-law path. Camilo recognizes and honors the importance that both athletics and academics have played in making him the person he is today, and for this reason it is his goal to continue to hold himself to the highest of standards both as an athlete and as a college student. A broader life goal of his is to remain passionate in all his endeavors; he strives to have a purpose and direction in all facets of his life. This passion gives him me incentive to make a difference in the world and to have a positive impact on those that he encounters along the way. More than anything, however, it is a goal of Camilo’s to remain happy in life. He says “I will achieve this by having a unrelenting thirst for finding something intriguing to explore, places to discover, words to inspire me, and surrounding myself with people that hold the same values as do I, thus expanding my mind in immeasurable ways.”

2019-2020 | Chloe DeYoung

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Cambria, WI
Major: Biochemstry/molecular biology, with minors in business management and Spanish

Leadership:

While at the Cambria Friesland High School, Chloe served in the following leadership positions:

  • 2019 Class Treasurer all four years
  • Captain of volleyball, basketball and softball senior year
  • Secretary of NHS senior year
  • Treasurer of FBLA sophomore year
  • Leader of Community Shoveling program
  • Wisconsin Leadership Seminars school representative
  • Head Drummer in Marching and Concert Band

Campus /Community Involvement:

  • Red Cross Blood Drive Assistant
  • Snow shovelings for the elderly
  • Coaching young athletic teams
  • Teaching Sunday school
  • Volunteering at marathon fundraisers - shamrock shuffle
  • Volunteering at a nursing home for people with Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Volunteering at Veteran's Dinners
  • Youth Frontiers Leader and Volunteer (respect retreat)
  • Part of National Honors Society, Spanish Club, Band, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club and Forensics

Awards and Honors:

In high school, Chloe received the following awards:

  • Valedictorian
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • AP Scholar Award
  • A total of 11 Varsity letters between her three sports
  • 1st in Database Design - FBLA at regionals and 4th at State, going to nationals Volleyball All-Conference second-team, senior year
  • Basketball All-Conference honorable mention, junior and senior year
  • Silver medalist at state in Forensics, freshman through junior year
  • Patriotism Essay State Competition, runner-up
  • Work Keys - Platinum Level
  • Academic All-Conference Award, junior and senior year

Building the Future:

Chloe is excited to continue her journey in scientific and medical research during her time at Stetson where she will be on the pre-medical path. Chloe then hopes to continue into an MD/Ph.D. program focusing her research on Neuroscience, specifically Alzheimer's or Dementia.

2018-2019 | Ansley McCoy

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Darlington School
Kennesaw, GA
Major: Double Major in International Business and Professional Sales, Minors in Business Law and Spanish
University Honors Program

Campus Involvement:

At Stetson, Ansley spends her time participating in the following activities:

  • Alpha Kappa Psi (business fraternity)
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Phi Alpha Delta (pre-law fraternity)
  • WORLD Ambassador

Leadership:

During her time at North Cobb High School, she served in the following leadership positions:

  • Sophomore Class Treasurer
  • Was 1 of 6 selected to serve on an Executive School Council
  • Assisted in starting Win One for the World through Interact Club
  • Served as a Chapter Chairman for Rally for Childhood Cancer and raised over $2,500 for childhood cancer research

At the start of her junior year, Ansley transferred to Darlington School in Rome, Georgia to experience Darlington’s international environment and to be a part of its Global Studies Program. She continued to serve in leadership positions:

  • Co-President of the Global Studies program during her senior year
  • Elected Cooper House Day Leader to first-year international boarding students
  • Vice President of Model United Nationals

Community Involvement:

  • Next2Lead mentor to elementary school students
  • Peer mentor for Source of Strength for suicide prevention
  • Traveled over 60 countries around the world that has helped mold her interest and passion for global citizenship
  • Volunteered over 500 hours of middle school girl’s lacrosse coach and mentor at Darlington
  • Junior Ambassador at 23rd annual Asia Pacific Children Convention in Fukuoka, Japan

Awards and Honors:

In high school, she received the following awards:

  • Collected two varsity letters as a stand out lacrosse player
  • Won Rookie of the Year her freshman year and Player of the Year her sophomore year
  • Top Goal Scorer in both 9th and 10th grades
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • National and Spanish Honor Societies

Building the Future:

Ansley has led classroom discussions with incredible insight and is respectful of others. Ansley was impactful in a classroom because she “cares about her grades but she cares more about the learning process.” She understands the big picture and has “the power of plain hard work” that is needed to accomplish her goals.

2017-2018 | Hunter Wilkins

Homeschooled, Valencia College (Dual Enrollment)
Orlando, FL
Major: Double major in Political Science and Finance (concentration in Investments)
University Honors Program

Hunter believes that he has found the secret to becoming a leader: following. He was able to put his practice into play as a Regional Field Director for Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate race. Hunter oversaw three counties where he recruited over 350 volunteers and worked with 50 interns. During his time on the campaign, Hunter’s region broke the state record for the most calls in a day by a single office, led the state in calls and assisted with training other directors from across the state. He also spent over 200 hours interning for Ron DeSantis and Ted Cruz.

Campus Involvement:

At Stetson, Hunter spends his time participating in the following activities:

  • Honor System Council
  • Bible Study Group
  • Political campaign managing business

Community Involvement:

Hunter has volunteered with:

  • Toastmaster's International

Awards and Honors:

Hunter has received the following awards:

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Selected Regional Field Director for Marco Rubio's Senate Campaign
  • Selected as a Member of the Josiah Venture Team that taught English in Estonia and Germany

2017-2018 | Peter Greubel

George Washington High School
Cedar Rapids, IA
Major: Public Health (concentration in Health and Society), Spanish minor
University Honors Program

Peter believes in the “it takes a village” mentality to help motivate and inspire young people today. He is encouraging to his peers by pushing them to take advantage of local opportunities by attending leadership events that he produces. Peter was bothered that more people did not have exposure to these personal development opportunities, so he created Level Up Leadership: An Interactive Student Empowerment Event. The event attracted 180 students from 18 different local high schools, for the daylong event. He received the honor of becoming Cedar Rapids Male Youth Leader of the Year and was also a participant in the National Council on Youth Leadership.

Campus Involvement:

At Stetson, Peter spends his time participating in the following activities:

  • Stetson University Football Team
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Community Service Committee for Stetson Football
  • Stetson Men's Choir
  • Academic All Pioneer Football League Team

Community Involvement:

Peter has volunteered at:

  • Level Up Leadership Founder and event organizer in HS
  • Dominican Republic Service Project Fundraiser

Awards and Honors:

Peter has received the following awards:

  • Cedar Rapids Male Youth Leader of the Year
  • Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll

2016-2017 | Slavina (Sally) Ancheva

Washington-Lee High School
Arlington, Virginia
International Baccalaureate Diploma Awarded
Major: Double major in Political Science and Economics
Minor: Accounting
University Honors Program

Slavina Ancheva chose to lead through empowering others; whether it was through the most rigorous academic curriculum offered within her high school, on the volleyball court or in one of the organizations she volunteered her time in, Sally empowered her peers to achieve one common goal of success. As co-founder of Maria’s World Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sally spends a month each summer volunteering and bringing supplies and books from the U.S. to Bulgaria helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Campus Involvement:

At Stetson, Sally spends her time participating in the following activities:

  • Honor System Council
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity) President
  • Director of Philanthropy for Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, Spring 2019

Community Involvement:

Sally has reached out to the community by volunteering at:

  • American Cancer Society Fundraiser
  • Spring Hill Community Center Resume Coach
  • Best Buddies

Awards and Honors:

At Stetson, Sally has received the following awards:

  • Internship at the International Center for Terrorism Studies of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Internship with a Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium