WPI is pleased to announce the Charles O. Thompson scholars for the Class of 2016. Each year, WPI designates the title of scholar to first year students who excel in their course work. These students are eligible to compete for a scholarship by submitting an essay that articulates their additional contributions to the WPI community.
This year’s winner, earning herself the designation of Outstanding Member of the Class of 2016, is Samantha Neeno. Hailing from Alaska, Neeno is a biomedical engineering major who has made extensive contributions to the Drama & Theatre program. She performed in Pirates of Penzance andBlithe Spirit¸ and played an important role in the stage management of I Love You Because and New Voices. In addition, Neeno maintains an excellent academic record while being actively involved in Alpha Phi Omega.
Four more first year students — Meghan Dawe, Charles Frick, Courtney Jones, and Torin Zonfrelli — earned Honorable Mention. All have made significant contributions to WPI and the community and have excelled academically.