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Group Photo of Forensics Team at Novice Nationals

Goldwater Scholar Sarah Cooper.

Pictured above: Members of the Berry College Forensics Union display their awards after claiming top honors at Novice Nationals.

Junior biochemistry major Sarah Cooper led a parade of high-achieving Berry students this spring as a recipient of the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship. Cooper, pictured at right, is one of only 211 students nationally chosen for the prestigious award, established by Congress in honor of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater to provide support for U.S. college students who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics.

Also notable this spring was the performance of first-year speakers who claimed top honors for the Berry College Forensics Union at Novice Nationals. Berry had an unprecedented 27 national finalists in the competition, with freshman Shelby Newland winning individual honors in dramatic interpretation.

This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Berry student achievement in 2018. Visit the following links for highlights in areas as varied as theatre, filmmaking, creative writing, student media and animal science.

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Brin Enterkin in AfricaBrin Enterkin (12C) has been making news for her service activities since high school, when her efforts to raise funds to establish a school in rural Cambodia landed her on the cover of Fayette Woman magazine (and later in Berry magazine). As she completes her distinguished career as a Berry student, it’s only fitting that we spotlight her one more time as recipient of the $40,000 William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose Grant to support The SOUP (Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project), a nonprofit she started while at Berry. More about Brin.

Junior Aaron Ostrander also earned praise this spring as one of a select group of students nationwide to be awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for his work in physics and mathematics.

On the athletic front, sophomore Kristin Brennan made her mark by claiming top honors individually in the Novice Equitation on the Flat event at the 2012 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships. In team competition, Berry’s western riders logged another top-five finish. Not be be outdone, senior lacrosse player Jenny Miller finished as one of the nation’s top scorers and earned a spot in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.

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