• Another sneak peak at this fall’s freshman class

    Whitney WilliamsonBelieve it or not, we’re already half way through the summer; the class of 2013 will be on Baylor’s campus before we know it. Last month, we took a sneak peek at some of the new faces who will be starting classes at Baylor this fall; here are a few more of the outstanding students who have chosen to become Baylor Bears.

    * Deer Park [TX] High School valedictorian Whitney Williamson (pictured) found time amidst her studies to actively participate in choir, French club and her local church, South Main Baptist. At Baylor, she plans on becoming a Baylor Business Fellow, a special degree track that allows students to work with an adviser to pick the classes that interest them specifically.

    * Jay Olivares will make good use of a Dell Foundation scholarship to attend Baylor. While still in high school in San Antonio, Olivares took a part-time job to help pay the bills after his mother was injured in a car accident; that experience helped inspire his desire to become a nurse practitioner after college.

    * Michelle Naden’s family left Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, moving to Bozeman, Montana. She quickly became captain of the swim team at her new high school, but found her niche working as a tutor for students with disabilities like Down syndrome and autism. She plans on becoming a special education teacher after Baylor.

    * A straight-A average also carried Logan Henderson to the top of his class; he graduated from Athens [TX] High School as valedictorian in May. A multiple-award winner in UIL math and computer science competitions, Henderson also played basketball all four years of high school, and yet still managed to serve on aid mission trips to Mexico, New Orleans, Vidor/Orange and Ethiopia.

    Sic ’em, Whitney, Jay, Michelle, Logan and the class of 2013!

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