Forty Acres Scholars Finalists Announced

The Forty Acres Scholars Program announced 58 finalists for the Class of 2020 and their accomplishments are as impressive as ever. Among them are class presidents and team captains. Some are filmmakers, coders, and musicians. Others have founded startups and nonprofits and become published authors. We can’t imagine what they’ll do during their time on the Forty Acres.

In March, these exceptional high school students will spend a weekend in Austin to visit campus and interview for a spot as a Forty Acres Scholar—landing a premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship at UT-Austin.

Here’s an infographic overview of the students selected for the final round.


Meet the finalists:

Ryan Alvarado

Elgin High School
Elgin, TX

Manjula Andukuri

Westwood High School
Austin, TX

Hyejee Bae

Westwood High School
Austin, TX

Cole Bennette

Carnegie Vanguard High School
Houston, TX

Mullaney Blue

Los Alamitos High School
Seal Beach, CA

Francisco Cernada

Yes Prep-Gulfton
Houston, TX

Saheel Chodavadia

McNeil High School
Round Rock, TX

Will Clark

St. Mark’s School
Dallas, TX

Kendall Costello

Carroll Senior High School
Southlake, TX

Joe Cozby

Kinkaid School
Houston, TX

Tristan Craig

John Cooper School
Cypress, TX

Alicia Crespin

Pasadena Memorial High School
Pasadena, TX

Siji Deleawe

Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Cedar Hill, TX

Ryan Diebner

Greenhill School
Dallas, TX

Jierui Fang

Plano West Senior High School
Plano, TX

Kasi Flores

Byron Nelson High School
Fort Worth, TX

Skyler Frost

Morristown High School
Morris Plains, NJ

Katie Garcia

Sharyland High School
Mission, TX

Hannah George

Carroll Senior High School
Southlake, TX

Emily Gex

Stratford High School
Houston, TX

Sophia Guirola

Highland Park High School
Dallas, TX

Aditi Harish

Mission San Jose High School
Fremont, TX

Clio Harralson

L.C. Anderson High School
Austin, TX

Jacob Hood

Frenship High School
Lubbock, TX

Ginger Hooper

Westlake High School
Austin, TX

Holden Hopkins

W B Ray High School
Corpus Christi, TX

Lindsey Jacobe

Kinkaid School
Houston, TX

MJ Jadeja

Dripping SpringsHigh School
Dripping Springs, TX

Alden James

St. Mark’s School
Dallas, TX

Dylan Juarez

Loyola High School
Los Angeles, CA

Scott Kennedy

Stratford High School
Houston, TX

McKenna Kernaghan

Hyde Park High School
Austin, TX

Lea Makhaloufi

Germantown High School
Germantown, TX

Sujal Manohar

North Hills Preparatory
Irving, TX

Davis Marsh

St. Mark’s School
Dallas, TX

Nathaniel Martin

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Houston, TX

Patrick Molina

Edcouch-Elsa High School
Monte Alto, TX

Alexandra Muck

Ursuline Academy
Dallas, TX

Smitha Nagar

Amador Valley High School
Pleasanton, TX

Rohit Nair

Allen High School
Allen, TX

Rebecca Ortiz

Colleyville Heritage High School
Grapevine, TX

Frances Peterman

Highland Park High School
Dallas, TX

Clay Phillips

Jesuit College Preparatory School
Plano, TX

Ramanathan, Vikram



Westwood High School
Austin, TX

Emma Rappold

McKinney Boyd High School
McKinney, TX

Saetermoe-Howard, Gaia

Gaia Saetermoe- Howard

Los Angelos County High School for the Arts
Kagel Canyon, CA

Andrew Smith

Northwest High School
Haslet, TX

Lauren Smith

Saint John’s School
Houston, TX

Austin Stiefelmaier

Round Rock High School
Round Rock, TX

Nicole Sun

Centennial High School
Frisco, TX

Philip Tan

Mirabeau B Lamar Sr. High School
Houston, TX

Clara Tian

Kinkaid School
Houston, TX

Sunny Tian

Westwood High School
Austin, TX

Hunter Urrea

Cathedral High School
El Paso, TX

Caren Valenciano

Tom C Clark High School
Shavano Park, TX

Jed Vick

Mirabeau B Lamar Sr. High School
Houston, TX

Kevin Wei

Greenhill  School
Plano, TX

Jill Young

Saugus High School
Santa Clarita, CA

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