Whiz Kid: Allison Jansto
The Seneca Valley High School senior is one of five students selected for the Bayer Scholar Program at Duquesne University.
Name: Allison Jansto
School: Seneca Valley Senior High School
Whiz Kid Accomplishment: Allison is one of five students selected for the Bayer Scholar Program at Duquesne University. As a Bayer Scholar, she will receive a full-tuition scholarship to the school and receive mentoring from both Duquesne faculty and Bayer professionals. She also will participate in two summers of paid research at Duquesne. The Bayer Corp. also will offer her two summers of internships.
Whiz Kid Key to Awesomeness: This is one busy senior student. Along with playing the oboe in Seneca’s symphonic band, Allison is a member of the color guard with the high school marching band. After four years on the squad, Allison is serving her first year as captain of the color guard.
The National Honor Society member also is in her 10th year of playing softball with the Cranberry Township Athletic Association. For her senior project, she was on the team that conducted the science fair at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary. Despite her busy schedule, Allison also managed to find time this year to teach a first-grade CCD class at St. Ferdinand Church.
Oh, and did we mention how smart she is?
Allison has a 4.27 GPA, and her advanced coursework includes AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English, and CHS Calculus.
As a Bayer Scholar, Allison plans to major in chemistry.