ATLANTA, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic scholarships are being awarded to nine high school students around the world by Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC). This is the second year Teradata has awarded academic scholarships to students who were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants for their academic achievements and significant contributions to their school and community.
"In awarding scholarships to these high performers, we are providing tuition assistance to children of Teradata employees in recognition of their academic efforts, service, and leadership," said Susan Baxley, director of community relations, Teradata Corporation. "They have already distinguished themselves as future business and community leaders and we wish them every success in their undergraduate studies and in their careers."
Four U.S. National Merit Scholarship Winners were selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each year approximately three million students take part in the examination process to identify and honor exceptional high school students and about half of those become eligible to enter the National Merit Scholarship program competition. Five additional students were selected from around the world based on their academic achievement and community involvement.
The 2010 Teradata scholarship winners in the U.S. are:
- Allison Chen of Westview High School, San Diego, CA. Allison's interests include biological research, piano, cello, ballet and community service. She has helped organize several large community events including the San Diego AIDS Walk. She plans to study medicine, with a special interest in neurology, in order to help make a difference for children with special needs. She is the daughter of Anthony Chen, a Teradata software engineer.
- Parker Kendle of Charlotte Catholic High School, Charlotte, NC. Parker's interests include tutoring, lacrosse, basketball, Venture Crew and the NC Outward Bound program. Andrew's National Honor Society advisor shared, "all the students he tutors say that his outgoing personality and creativeness make learning fun." His work in the Duke Talent Identification Program led his team to first place recognition. He is the son of Teradata solutions sales specialist Allen Kendle.
- Corrinne Rockoff of El Camino Real High School, Woodland Hills, CA. Corrinne's interests include speech, debate, cello and piano, and she is a member of Peer Active Listeners. When speaking of her leadership on the speech and debate team, her counselor said, "Corrine consistently takes her time to work and instruct the younger members of the team." She also received state recognition for her achievements. She is the daughter of Bryan Rockoff.
- Julie Yoo - Chatsworth High School, Chatsworth, CA. Julie's interests include volunteerism, tennis, and Korean Club and she plans to major in pre-pharmacy. Her school counselor described Julie as "intelligent, hard-working, and goal-driven." In addition to her significant academic achievements, she has been committed for many years to volunteering with her church as a leader and role model. She is the daughter of Teradata software engineer Stephen Yoo.
For the first time, Teradata has also awarded scholarships to students from around the world. The international winners are:
- Lydia Colwell - Gymnasium Maria Stern, Augsburg, Germany. Lydia works for a social internship and is a member of the drama club. She is very interested in the field of movie production. She plans to major in information management sciences and systems, and then plans to pursue additional education in film direction. She is the daughter of Elisabeth Saal, a Teradata business and operations analyst.
- Raphaela Kohs - AHS Theodor Kramer Strasse, Vienna, Austria. Raphaela organized a "Clean the World" tour and a rubbish sorting program at her school. Her interests include traditional Indian Barathanatyam dance. She plans to major in pre-law. Her dream is to work for a non-profit that deals with human rights violations. She is the daughter of Werner Kohs, a senior consultant for Teradata.
- Isao Oosugi - Johoku High School, Tokyo, Japan. Isao leads children's activities in his spare time and is a captain for Kendo (Japanese swordsmanship). He plans to major in chemical engineering and hopes to invent a new primary energy source to replace world reliance on petroleum. He is the son of Norimasa Oosugi, a Teradata professional services senior consultant.
- Erin Powell-Brown - Westmount Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Canada. Erin is on the honor roll, works as a preschool assistant and lifeguard, and volunteers on a cancer awareness committee. She plans to major in business management and pursue a career in public relations and marketing. Erin is the daughter of Richard Powell-Brown, a Teradata pre-sales senior consultant.
- Christine Wibawa - Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney, Australia. Christine is the Captain of PLC Sydney handbells, is the Sergeant of the Bagpipe Band, and a participant in the National Youth Science Forum. She plans to major in medicine and specialize as a practicing pediatrician or in the field of clinical pediatric medicine to help children. Christine is the daughter of BanKeat Kwa, a professional services consultant for Teradata.
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