- Raleigh, NC
2013 Aug 29
Wesley Houston Huff, a graduate of North Carolina School of Science & Math, has enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College with the Class of 2017 as a Venable Scholar. Houston is the son of Sandra & Mark Huff of Raleigh.
The Venable Scholarship is named for Richard Morton Venable, a descendant of one of the College's founders and a member of the Class of 1920. Venable Scholars are recognized for distinguished achievement in secondary school. They are offered a wide variety of intellectual challenges and independent study, thereby broadening and complementing their traditional academic pursuits.
When asked about this year's honors students, Dr. Jennifer E. Vitale, Elliott Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Honors Program, stated, "This year, Hampden-Sydney College welcomes another outstanding group of freshman Honors Scholars. The academic and extra-curricular excellence demonstrated by these 45 young men during their high school career have earned them the privilege of being designated a Hampden-Sydney Honors student. Coming to us from homes both neara?"Virginiaa?"and fara?"Connecticuta?"these young men will do much to enrich the college environment both inside and outside of the classroom."
A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the education of young men.