May 28, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Larison, 509/372-7319,
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Adam Tenforde received a $2,000 award from the Battelle Scholars Program during Hanford High School's honor assembly on May 25.
WSU Tri-Cities administers the scholarship program established by Battelle for high school graduates of Benton and Franklin counties who will study science or engineering. Recipients of the award are selected for their leadership and scholastic achievement and may renew their awards for four years.
        "More than two dozen scholarships have been awarded since this program began in 1980," says Eric Lieber, manager of the University and Science Education Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which Battelle operates for the federal government. "We're absolutely delighted to support this young man in his pursuit of a career in science."
        Tenforde, one of Hanford High School's valedictorians this year, is graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. During his high school career, he was president of KEY Club and co-president of both the National Honor Society and the German Club. His achievements include a first place in a regional math competition, fourth in a regional science bowl, eight awards at a science fair and a second at a science olympiad.
        In addition to his excellent school work, Tenforde has completed more than 180 hours of community service on various projects including Volunteer Helpline fundraising and Salvation Army bell ringing.
        Also a star athlete, Tenforde finished first in this year's state cross-country meet and broke almost every course record. He competed for the United States at the World Cross Country Championships in Ireland in March.
        Tenforde will attend Stanford in the fall.


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