Two philosophy students will be spending next year at Oxford University.
Stephanie Malaska ('13), a double major in Philosophy and Politics from Redmond, WA, and a Johnson Scholar, has been admitted to Oxford University for the academic year 2011-2012. She will be at Worcester College, and will be reading Philosophy and Politics.
Stephanie has made the Dean's List every term since starting at W&L, and made the Honor Roll in the fall of 2010. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She played on the W&L volleyball team, and in 2009 and 2010 she received the ODAC Conference Scholar/Athlete Award. She is currently on the W&L equestrian team. She is one of two student representatives on the Courses and Degrees committee of the College. She is the finance chair of the Contact Committee, which is the student organization responsible for bringing speakers to campus, and she is a member of the W&L Mock Convention Journalism/Publications committee. She is also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Stephanie was class valedictorian of her high school, Eastside Catholic School, in Sammamish, WA. She received the Washington State Scholar Athlete Award in 2009, and received a Washington State Scholar Award in the same year (full scholarship to any college or university in WA). She chose to come to W&L on a Johnson Scholarship.
Annie Zhang ('13), an Economics major and Philosophy minor from Havre de Grace, MD, and a Johnson Scholar, has been admitted to Oxford University for the academic year 2011-2012. She will be at St. Anne's College, an will be reading Economics and Philosophy.
Annie has made the Dean's List every term since starting at W&L, and made the Honor Roll in the fall of 2010. She is an Honor Advocate for the Executive Committee and an undergraduate student representative on the University Lectures Committee. She is the Asia Projects Chair of the General Development Initiative Microfinance Organization, and she provides consulting services for non-profit and for-profit firms and organizations as a member of Washington and Lee student Consulting. She works as a clerical assistant in the Office of Special Programs at W&L. She is a member of Phi Beta Phi sorority.
Annie was a National Merit Scholar and debate team captain at her high school, Salem High School, in Canton, MI. She was a Mathematics and English tutor for a Kuman Learning Center. She has worked as an intern for the City of Havre de Grace, Maryland Office of Economic Development, and as an intern for the District of Columbia Public Defender Service Criminal Law Internship Program. She came to W&L on a Johnson Scholarship.
For more on the Johnson Scholarship Program at W&L, see here.