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University announces 2010 McNair Scholars

Twenty-one McNair Scholars, the recipients of the University of South Carolina’s top academic scholarship for out-of-state students, and two McNair Scholar Finalists will be among the new freshmen on campus this year. McNair Scholars are awarded a $15,000 annual scholarship and in-state tuition rates.

McNair Scholar Finalists are awarded an $11,000 annual scholarship and in-state tuition rates. The McNair Scholarship program was established in 1998 from a gift of $30 million from USC Alumnus Robert C. McNair and his wife Janice.

The 2010 McNair Scholars: Timothy Westbrook Barnhill of Cypress, Texas; Matthew Bruce Barragan of Fayetteville, N.C.; Salem Louisa Carriker of Huntersville, N.C.; Chance Tyler Cockrell of Julian, N.C.; Cameron McKinley Cox of Richmond, Va.; Brendan Phillip Croom of Louisville, Ky.; Megan Elizabeth Early of Charlotte, N.C.; Sarah Katherine Ellis of Clemmons, N.C.; Elizabeth Rose Farmer of Cincinnati, Ohio; Rachael Lauren Foust of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Sally Eliza Harrill of Bostic, N.C.; Bradley Michael Harris of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Kathryn Kingsmore of Charlotte, N.C.; Gerry Lynn Koons of Wayne, Pa.; Jacob Taylor LeGrone of Pineville, N.C.; Clara Mary Sue Logue of Jefferson, Ga.; Lauren Noel Marsh of Ellicott City, Md.; Devin Marie Pascoe of Jacksonville, Fla.; Elizabeth Ann Sinclair of St. Louis, Mo.; Alexandra Anne Turgeon of Andover, Conn.; and Lucas Paul Wachsmuth of Kingston, Ga.

The 2010 McNair Finalists are Tyler Daniel Alion and Amy Joy Yanicak of Charlotte, N.C.

Tim Barnhill, son of John and Nancy Barnhill of Cypress, Texas, is a graduate of Cypress Woods High School where he was an Eagle Scout, vice president of the National Honor Society, member of the Key Club, TMEA Texas 5A All-State Band (French horn), and drum major. Barnhill plans to study chemical engineering.

Matt Barragan, son of Frank and Gaye Barragan of Fayetteville, N.C., is a graduate of Terry Sanford High School, where he was involved in student government for three years, and played on the varsity golf team. He was president of the Interclub Council, vice president of Key Club, chairman of Literacy Project, AP Scholar with honors, Joel Fleishman Service Award winner and Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award winner. Barragan intends to major in engineering.

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