Hammel, Kattau earn Huntington University's top scholarships

Jamon Hammel (left) is congratulated by Huntington University Interim President Ann McPherren after receiving an HU Presidential Scholarship and a Coloquium Scholarship.
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Two Huntington students were among the 48 future Huntington University students who were awarded Presidential Scholarships of $7,000 each during the eighth annual Presidential Scholar Celebration Day on Feb. 6.

Jamon Hammel and Ethan Kattau, both students at Huntington North High School, were awarded Presidential Scholarships.

Hammel also received an additional Colloquium Scholarship of $1,500.

The Presidential and Colloquium Scholarships at Huntington University are the highest honors bestowed on an incoming student.

Academic criteria for the Presidential Scholarship are a 3.6 grade point average and either a 1250 SAT or 28 ACT score. The additional Colloquium Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve a 1320 SAT or 31 ACT score. The Presidential and Colloquium scholarships can continue to be awarded annually throughout the student's academic career at Huntington University if he or she continues to demonstrate high achievement.

Hammel is involved with baseball, peer tutoring, Student Athletic Board, freshman mentoring and Spanish at Huntington North High School. He also spends his time with a local anti-drug coalition effort called Play Smart.

Hammel is currently undecided on his major but is interested in both business and political science and would like to become a manager of a political company, sports franchise or a Fortune 500 company.

Kattau has been in jazz band, volleyball and National Honor Society. He also has served as the photographer for the school newspaper. Kattau has received three Gold Keys and a Certificate of Merit award for his photography. In addition, he is a part of Rotary club, leads worship at the 509 Community and is in a couple of bands.

Kattau will major in biblical studies.