Ten incoming freshmen have been awarded the second Conant Prize Fellowships while 23 others who were runners-up in the selection have been granted scholarships. Both stipends vary according to the financial need of the applicant although the selections are made without regard to financial status. Over 150 students, the majority of whom ranked first in their classes tried for the honor which was extended to Kentucky and Iowa for the first time this year.
The awards vary from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $1,000 in the Freshman year and $1,200 each year thereafter depending on the resources of the recipients. In selecting the winners, the committee considered originality, initiative, leadership ability, and character as well as scholastic ability.
The Prize Scholars of last year have fulfilled the expectations of the committee and have all had their grants renewed. Two of them received all A's, seven were in group II and the remaining man was in group 111.
The Kentucky Prize was made possible by a grant from the Jessie Preston will be given annually while the Iowa prize, from money of the Charles Eliott Perkins Scholarship Fund will be awarded in alternate years.
The winners of the fellowships are:
David M. Geoder, age 17, of 458 Willow road, Winnetka, Ill. He attended New Trier High School. He is the son of Lealie M. Gooder, vice-president in charge of sales for the V. P. Blakely Printing Company, and a trustee of Northwestern University. He ranked first in scholarship among the boys in his graduating class, and won the Harvard Club if Chicago Award for Scholarship for three years in high school. He was a member of the track team. In high school he was elected to the honor society in recognition of scholastic ability and leadership.
James Tobin, age 17, of 916 West Hill street, Champaign, Ill. He is the son of Louis M. Tobin, Director of Publicity, Athletic Association, University of Illinois. He was the highest ranking student in his class at University High School, Urbana, Ill., and was a leader in school activities. He was editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, was class Commencement orator, was elected head of the Junior class, was Senior chairman of the school assembly, was business manager of the dramatic club, and was a member of the basketball team. He was first in his district in the national Latin contest of the American Classical League, was third in Illinois in a citizenship essay contest, won first place in a competitive county scholarship examination, won the local high school medal awarded annually by the National Honorary Classics Fraternity, and had high marks in various state and national scholarship tests.
Karl F. Guthe, age 16, of Ann Arbor, Mich. He attended University of Michigan High School. He is the son of Carl E. Guthe, Director of the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Michigan, and former Research Associate in Archaeology at the Carnegie Institution, former Austin Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, and former member of the faculty of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Guthe was tied for first place in scholarship ranking in his high school class, was president of the Latin club, was a member of the student government council, and was a member of the school orchestra, band, and glee club. He won letters in swimming and track.
Robert M. Coquillette, age 16, of 816 Belmont avenue, Flint, Mich. He attended Flint Central High School. He is the son of Leon W. Coquillette, member of the faculty of General Motors Institute of Technology. He was valedictorian of his class, was a member of the student council, a member of the debating team, president of the band, was on the staff of the school annual, and was a leader in school clubs. This year he won the D. A. R. prize in the city of Flint for receiving the highest mark in a high school competitive examination in United States history.
Robert W. Bean, age 17, of 143 Baughnstreet, Council Bluffs, Ia. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He is the son of William E. Bean, cashier for the Omaha branch of the John Deere Plow Company. He ranked first in his class in scholarship. He was active in debating, dramatics, the glee club, the Latin club, and the literary society, and was a cadet captain in the R. O. T. C. He won first place in the Iowa State extemporaneous speaking contest, first place in the University of South Dakota interstate oratorical contest for students in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, and won first place in the Council Bluffs original oratory contest. He has written for the school paper. He was used as a speaker in Council Bluffs for community financial drives and for the Red Cross. He was a member of the high school tennis team.
Richard H. Sullivan, age 17, of 624 Fourth street, Marietta, O. He attended Marietta High School. He is the son of Henry L. Sullivan, Superintendent of Schools in Marietta. He was tied for first place in scholarship ranking in his class and won first place in his county this spring in the general scholarship test for high school seniors. He was an officer of the student council and president of his class for one year. He was editor-in-chief of the school annual, was a leader in dramatics and debating, and was an officer of several student clubs. This year he had the highest score in a State of Ohio civil service examination in competition with both high school and college students. He has been a member of the track, basketball and football teams.
William N. Parker, age 16, of 521 Bulen avenue, Columbus, O. He attended East High School in Columbus. He is the son of Murray N. Parker, school book salesman. He ranked first in scholarship in his class. He was president of the student council, was a justice of the student court, a member of the debating team, an editor of the school paper, and was the winner of several prizes for essay writing. He was an officer of a club for the study of the Greek language. He was winner of the annual oratorical contest among the students of five high schools of Columbus on the general subject of the Constitution of the UnitedStates.
William W. Austin, age 15, of the Curtis Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn. He attended Central High School. He is the son of William M. Austin, accountant. He had high scholarship rating througout school, was elected a member of the National Honor Society, and was the winner of a music composition contest. He was also a member of the debating club, Latin club, and German club.
Fred W. Peel, age 16, of Lexington road, Danville, Ky. He attended Danville High School. He is the son of Fred W. Peel, bookkeeper. He ranked third in his high school class in scholarship. He was editor of the school annual, was class poet, was an editor of the school paper, and was president of the debating club. He won the current history essay contest of Scholastic magazine in 1934, was district winner in extemporaneous speaking in 1934-35, was winner of the local essay contest in 1934, and was third place winner in the State of Kentucky in a world history test in 1934.
William H. Prosser, age 17, of 220 Shelby street, New Albany, Ind. He attended New Albany High School. He is the son of the late William H. Prosser of New Albany, who was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was tied for first place in his school in scholarship. He was president of the student council in his senior year, was associate editor of the student year book, was an officer of the Latin club and the discussion club, was winner of the annual wrangler cup contest, was chief writer for the student year book, played leading roles in school dramatics, and received honorable mention this year in the Forum magazine inter-scholastic national poetry contest.
Robert E. Whallon, age 17, of 29 South 10 street, Richmond, Ind. He attended Morton High School in Richmond. He is the son of Dr. Arthur J. Whallon, physician and surgeon. He was among the highest ranking students in his class throughout high school. He was an officer of the Latin club, the Psychology club, and the Junior Citizen's Council. He did much independent work in chemistry, and in psychology.
Prize Scholarships Illinois
Allen E. Puckett, 16, of 1328 Otto boulevard, Chicago Heights, Ill.; Bloom Township High School; son of Roswell C. Puckett, Principal of Bloom Township High School; highest ranking boy in his class; co-editor of school annual, and a leader in school activities.
George W. Rothschild, 18, of 2142 Lincoln Park West, Chicago, Ill.; Francis W. Parker School; son of Edwin Rothschild, stock broker; had high scholarship ranking and was editor of the school paper.
Richard M. Noyes, 16, of 1114 West Oregon street, Urbana, Ill.; University High School; son of William A. Noyes, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Illinois; ranked second in his class, and was a class officer.
Ray S. Cline, 17 of 1122 South Tenth street, Terre Haute, Ind.; Wiley High School; son of Charles Cline, stock-keeper; ranked first in his class; leader in debating and other school activities.
Ralph B. Murphy, 18, of 611 East Main street, New Albany, Ind.; New Albany High School; son of the Rev. Ralph R. Murphy; was tied for first place in scholarship in his class and was a leader in debating and literary work.
Robert D. Nuner, 18, of 710 Park avenue, South Bend, Ind.; Central High School; son of the late John F. Nuner, Superintendent of Schools in South Bend; ranked first in his class, and was president of Senior class.
George F. Bogardus, 18, of 215 Foster Drive, Des Moines, Ia.; Roosevelt High School; son of George W. Bogardus, branch manager of Kowance Boiler Corporation; ranked first in his class, and was a class officer.
Vincent C. Horrigan, 18, of 1650 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, Ky.; St. Xavier High School; son of William J. Horrigan, civil engineer; ranked first in his class, was editor of the school paper, president of his National Honor Society.
John C. Wahlke, 17, of 3028 Percy avenue, Cincinnati, O.; Western Hills High School; son of Albert B. C. Wahlke, sales manager; ranked first among the boys in his class, and was editor of the school annual.
William A. Whitcraft, 18, of 715 North Twelfth street, Cambridge,O.; Cambridge High School; son of William A. Whitcraft, retired; ranked first among the boys in his class, and was editor of the school annual.
Adrian J. P. LaRue, 17, of River road, Ann Arbor, Mich.; University of Michigan High School; son of Carl D. LaRue, Associate Professor of Botany, University of Michigan; was tied for first place in scholarship in his class, and did outstanding work in the composition of music.
Clare L. Milton, Jr., 16, of 1403 South State street, St. Joseph, Mioh.; St. Joseph High School; son of Clare L. Milton, Principal of St. Joseph High School; ranked first in his class; editor of school annual, and president of several school clubs.
Jack D. Andrews of 3211 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the son of the late Floyd M. Andrews, private detective. He was a member of the football, basketball, tennis and golf teams. He was also an editor of the school paper and a member of several clubs.
Karl M. Davies, 18, of 4304 South Lyndale avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.; Washburn High School; son of Ralph M. Davies, grain commission merchant; ranked first among boys in his class; editor of school annual, and leader in other school activities.
William C. Flinn of 272 West Third Street, Red Wood Falls, Minnesota. He is the son of Thomas E. Flinn, a physician. He was a member of his high school basketball and football teams and was a class officer.
William E. Huenekens, 18, of 102 East Elmwood place, Minneapolis, Minn.; St. Paul Academy; son of Edgar J. Huenekens, physician; ranked first in his class, was editor of school paper, member of student council, and debating team.
Frank L. Lambert, 17, of 911 North Central avenue, Duluth, Minn.; Central High School; son of the Rev. Blaine Lambert; ranked high in scholarship and was a leader in school activities.
Alden Clarke, 17, of 12488 Cedar road, Cleveland Heights, O.; Western Reserve Academy; ranked first in his class, and was active in school literary work.
William R. Eyler, 17, of 1942 Freeman street, Toledo, O.; De Vilbiss High School; son of the late William R. Eyler, departmental head, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; ranked second among the boys in his class and was local president of the National Honor Society.
Ralph T. Fuller, 17, of Hudson, O.; Western Reserve Academy; son of the late Ralzemon T. Fuller, salesman; ranked high in his class, was a class officer, an editor of the school paper, and active in school clubs.
James R. Muenger, 18, of 610 Nesslewood avenue, Toledo, O.; Scott High School; son of Frederick J. Muenger, contractor; ranked first among the boys in his class, was editor of the school annual, and took a leading part in school activities.
Roderick E. Peattle, 17, of 1601 Perry street, Columbus, O.; University High School; son of Roderick Beattle, Professor of Geography, Ohio State University; ranked first in his class, was editor of the school magazine, member of the school council, and a class officer.
Phillip E. Shick, 17, of 1053 West Main street, Van Wert, O.; Van Wert High School; son of Verga R. Shick, city inspector; ranked first among the boys in his class and was local president of the class, captain of the state championship debating team, and winner of the annual Rotary Club of Louisville award.
Richard E. Juday, 17, of 1840 Summit avenue, Madison, Wis.; Wisconsin High School; son of Chancy Juday, Professor of Limnology. University of Wisconsin; ranked first in his class and was a class officer