Florida Tech Names Second 2010 President’s Scholar

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology has named the second President’s Scholar who will start as a freshman in fall 2010. He is Evan Stoner, a 4.57 GPA graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla., and resident of Ormond Beach. The President’s Scholar Award provides a full four-year tuition scholarship.

The first 2010 President’s Scholar, Amilea Borel of Panama City, was announced earlier in May.

Stellar academically, Stoner also has been involved in many extra-curricular activities. He was president of his school’s chapter of the National Honor Society in his senior year as well as president in his junior and senior years of the Academy of Information Technology where he was involved in extensive web development and ran fundraising events. He was a team captain as a junior and mentor as a senior in the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team program. He was also the design editor on his school’s newspaper staff and was a member of the Spanish Honor Society. He capped off his high school years by being elected to the Spruce Creek Hall of Fame.

As a volunteer, he organized and raised money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Domestic Abuse Council. He also helped to build homes with Halifax Habitat for Humanity.

Stoner has received many honors and awards. He earned third place in the Association for Computing Machinery programming competition; was selected to attend college engineering classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University during the summer after his junior year; was named Business Department Student of the Month; and took home programming awards in Mu Alpha Theta state and regional competitions.

Planning to major in software engineering, Stoner said that he chose Florida Tech for its “rigor and challenge.”

“I would like to continue my passion for innovation at Florida Tech whose ‘high tech with a human touch’ campus is the perfect environment for me to do so. . .Where other schools are behind the times, Florida Tech is on the cutting edge.”

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