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for Humanity. The project sponsored a number of events to raise the $45,000 needed
to build the house, including a “homeless night,” when students slept in cardboard
boxes on the Magnolia Court.
Freshman Andrew Frey, a Reynolds scholar and son of Economics Professor Don
Frey, was one of five students chosen for the U.S. Physics Team in the 25th Interna-
tional Physics Olympiad in July 1994. He came in fifteenth out of 229 young physi-
cists from around the world, receiving a gold medal in the theoretical part of the
exam and a bronze medal for his overall performance. The U.S. team ranked third
behind China and Germany.
Megan E. Reif, a junior from Wyoming, was selected as a 1995 Truman Scholar,
one of only seventy nationwide. The honor came with $30,000 to enable her to attend
any graduate school in the country in pursuit of a career in public service.
Senior Jennifer Jones and several family members biked from Greensboro to
Washington, D.C., over spring break from April 12 to April 16, to raise money for
the American Cancer Society in memory of her father, who had recently died. They
raised over $25,000.
Four Wake Forest students interned at the White House during summer
1994: Leah Adamson, Wykesha Tripp, Dolly Lynn Pressley, and Zoe Poulson.
Nikki Finger, a senior, became the Wake Forest Marching Band’s first black drum
Jessica Davey was named one of the nation’s top ten college women for 1994
by Glamour magazine and was featured in their October issue. A religion and soci-
ology major, she spent ten weeks in summer 1993 caring for the poor in India as
a volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and led a group of ten
Wake Forest students to Calcutta over the winter break in 1993–1994, with Cecil
Price, Director of Student Health Service, as the faculty/staff advisor. They worked
at three homes run by Mother Teresa’s religious order, bathing patients, comfort-
ing the dying, cleaning hospital wards, and caring for children.
Wake Forest debaters won the nation’s highest college award in spring 1995.
Adrienne Brovero, a senior from the Bronx, New York, and John Hughes, a
junior from Whitefish, Montana, received Wake Forest’s first Copeland Award, which
honors the team
with the best record
in the nation. During
the regular season,
Brovero and Hughes
won seventy out of
ninety-one rounds
and nineteen out of
twenty-three rounds
against the top six-
teen teams. They
finished first in three
major tournaments
and tied for first in a
fourth competition
Debate squad, 1994–1995
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