Alumni (Scholar)

Amanda Adams

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. White Sr. and Claire C. Smith Jefferson Scholar
Midlothian, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
M.T. University of Virginia (2003)
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Shakespeare on the Lawn, president, actor; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, best provisional debater, best serious debater, reporter, provisional chair, vice president, president (pro tem); American Parliamentary Debate Association, varsity debater; American University Debate Tournament, Top Place Speaker; William and Mary Debate Tournament, Top Team; Swarthmore College Debate Tournament Second Place Team; 2002 National Debate Tournament, sixth in team rankings; New York University Debate Tournament, Second Place Team, member of first team from U.Va. to be invited to World Debating Championships; Madison House, Boosters Program, Tutoring Program House Council; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pen Pal Program; Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship; Omicron Delta Kappa; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa, Intermediate Honors Dean’s List Echols Scholar

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