Nearly 40 Arizona high-school seniors will interview in March for a chance to be named a Class of 2023 Flinn Scholar.
The 39 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who represent 35 traditional public, charter, and private high schools from six Arizona counties, were selected from about 80 Semifinalists who interviewed earlier this month.
The four high schools with two Finalists each are Basha High School of Chandler, BASIS Tucson North, Campo Verde High School of Gilbert, and Hamilton High School of Chandler.
The Flinn Scholarship, a merit-based award given by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation since 1986, includes funding for tuition, housing, meals, and study abroad at an Arizona public university—a value of more than $130,000.
Twenty Arizona high-school seniors are selected each year as Flinn Scholars and attend the Honors colleges of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.
The Flinn Scholars Class of 2023 will be announced in April.
“We started with nearly 1,050 applications from students who excel in the classroom and as leaders on campus and in the community. These 39 rose to the top, and I know our Selection Committee will be challenged to select just 20 students to become our next class of Flinn Scholars,” said Anne Lassen, Flinn Foundation vice president, scholarship and education initiatives. “We look forward to getting to know our Flinn Scholarship Finalists more and having them learn about the opportunities that could await them at Arizona’s outstanding public universities.”
The Class of 2023 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, including high school and city of residence, are:
Baraa Abdelghne, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale
Irais Aguilar Coconi, Trevor Browne High School, Glendale
Tori Barrera, Campo Verde High School, Gilbert
Cameron Bautista, Basha High School, Gilbert
Sam Benavidez, North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, Scottsdale
Riley Biter, Poston Butte High School, San Tan Valley
Joshua Bunnell, Youngker High School, Buckeye
Carol Chen, Hamilton High School, Gilbert
Richa Chirravuri, Hamilton High School, Chandler
Ariana Delgadillo, Bioscience High School, Phoenix
Efren Figueroa, San Luis High School, San Luis
Marshall Frank, Bradshaw Mountain High School, Prescott
Elizabeth Ghartey, BASIS Mesa, Gilbert
Matthew Gibson, Desert View High School, Tucson
Natali Giron Terrazas, Maryvale High School, Glendale
Samuel Gonzalez, Pueblo High Magnet School, Tucson
Evan Hankinson, Campo Verde High School, Gilbert
Quinlan Harris, Red Mountain High School, Mesa
Makayla Johnson, Marcos De Niza High School, Tempe
Fatem Kadhem, Valley Vista High School, El Mirage
Aidan Lin, Brophy College Preparatory, Scottsdale
Sofia Llanos, Basha High School, Chandler
Zack Okun, Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale
Nagasriya Ramisetty, BASIS Peoria, Phoenix
Taylor Raney, Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale
Maza Reyes, Arizona School For The Arts, Phoenix
Michael-Anthony Rodriguez, Santa Cruz Valley Union High School, Eloy
Steven Rourick, Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix
Jude Saarenas, St. John Paul II Catholic High School, Phoenix
Gia Saggar, Paradise Valley High School, Paradise Valley
Amy Senkerik, Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson
Nathan Taylor, Superior Senior High School, Superior
Madeline Trilling, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff
Abi Urbina-Bernal, Sunrise Mountain High School, Litchfield Park
Xitlali Vazquez, Greenway High School, Phoenix
Andrew Wei, BASIS Tucson North, Tucson
Kaylee Woods, Cibola High School, Yuma
Wenli Xu, BASIS Tucson North, Tucson
North Zhang, University High School, Tucson