Viggy Parr ’11 Named Howard Hughes Scholar
Viggy Parr ’11, now a freshman at Georgetown University, was recently selected to be a Howard Hughes Scholar, a prestigious four-year program for biology majors. One of only two Georgetown freshmen chosen, Viggy was nominated by her biology professor who was impressed with hermouthguard experiment (which she conducted her junior year at Greenhills) and her summer internship in nuclear medicine at U-M. As a scholar, Viggy will meet with the other Georgetown scholars (freshmen through seniors) once a month to discuss various topics and research during the regular fall/spring semesters and then will conduct specialized research every summer. The scholarship will pay for all her special classes, activities and summer housing.
“Viggy’s wonderful Greenhills science teachers cultivated her interest in microbiology, gave her the opportunity to do her own research experiment, and got her the internship at U- M,” says proud mom Becky Parr. “We hope this encourages all up and coming science students to use their time wisely at Greenhills. It really can be the ‘yellow brick road’ to future success!”