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The 2023 Appalachian STEM Academy Bridge participants consisted of 16 high school students from eight states within the Appalachian region. Team members generally do not know each other initially, but friendships become established over the two-week research experience!

2023 Participants

Student Name, Home City and State

Ethan All, Maryland, NY

Madelyn Conner, Falconer, NY

Randall Dunkin, West Union, OH

Isabel Kao, Knoxville, TN

James Ludwig, Glen Jean, WV

Charlie Martin, Amory, MS

Isaiah Massengale, Williamsburg, KY

Steph Meredith, Pigeon Forge, TN

Shania Middleton, Loyall, KY

Brandon Ogunwumi, Painted Post, NY

Ava Robinson, Bluefield, VA

Dalton Robinson, Bluefield, VA

Audrey Sears, Marietta, OH

Carter Sherman, Moorefield, WV

Emma Stevens, Cookeville, TN

Jeffrey Yu, Greer, SC

2022 Participants

Student Name, Home City and State

Braden Bass, Imler, PA

Bryce Carroll, Summerhill, PA

Isabelle Gladson, Murphy, NC

Kourtni Jackson, Moundville, AL

Ava McCollum-Beaves, Kingsport, TN

Mackenzie McNeil, New Martinsville, WV

Benjamin Mumpower, Dacula, GA

Jonah Neal, Pineville, KY

Trevor Shevalier, DeRuyter, NY

Naomi Vargas, Rutherfordton, NC

Dylan Williams, Berea, KY

Dayna Zeiders, Lewistown, PA