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Lampedusa named Presidential Scholar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Incoming Jumbo Korri Lampedusa, E21, was recognized as a Presidential Scholar, one of the country's highest honors for high school students.
Two Tufts students post with their Presidential Scholar medallions.
2017 Tufts Presidential Scholars Korri Lampedusa and Grant Gebetsberger

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors from across the country for their academic and artistic achievements. This year, two incoming Tufts first-years were selected among the 160 Presidential Scholars: Korri Lampedusa, E21, and Grant Gebetsberger, A21.

The scholars were invited to Washington D.C., where they received their Presidential Scholar medallions in a ceremony at the White House. The first scholar ever chosen for work in industrial design, Lampedusa was one of 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. She and the other arts scholars showcased their work at the Kennedy Center, and it's now temporarily installed in the Center's Hall of Nations. She also had the opportunity to present her designs in a TED-style talk.

Lampedusa is looking forward to her first year at Tufts, where she plans to major in mechanical engineering and will join the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program.