HOUSTON – July 27, 2017 – Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, today announced seven winners of its 2017 Insperity Merit Scholarship administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The scholarship recipients are Christian Carini, Caroline Leng, Ronan Padhye, Alex Ramzel, Andrew Santoso, Michael Sullivan and Kristen Uskovich.
The Merit Scholarship is offered annually to children of Insperity corporate employees and children of employees at Insperity client companies. The students receive a $1,000 scholarship for each year of college attended, up to four years. Recipients are selected based on academic records throughout their high school career, significant activities and contributions to school and community, test scores, school recommendations, and student essays about personal characteristics, activities, plans and goals.
Christian Carini is a graduate of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He plans to attend Northwestern University and pursue a career in electrical engineering. Christian served as treasurer of the Chess Club, participated in Loyola’s Leadership Development and Mentor Program and was a member of the Moody’s Math challenge team. He was also a four-year member of the Crew Team. Christian graduated with the following academic honors: Summa Cum Laude, Clavius Scholar, National Honor Society Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, National Greek Exam Level 4 highest honors, Woodward Classic Language award, and Trifecta award for completion of three AP Science courses. Christian is the son of Francis and Daniel Carini, who is a Business Performance Advisor at Insperity.
Caroline Leng is a graduate of Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland, and plans to major in management and entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, played the piano, and competed in varsity and club volleyball, where she also helped to raise money for The Side-Out Foundation, and fight breast cancer. Caroline served as a summer intern at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, developing efficient manufacturing procedures for carbon nanopaper and researching the quantum characteristics of plasmons, respectively. Her research earned her a Siemens Semifinalist title in addition to various regional awards. Caroline is the daughter of Dr. Yongzhang Leng and Qinyan Pan, who is a software engineer at Ellumen, Inc., an Insperity client.
Ronan Padhye graduated from Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas. He plans to study mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. During Ronan’s high school career, he was an avid debater, competing in Lincoln-Douglas and Policy. He earned top speaker at several tournaments, becoming a two-time competitor in the Texas Forensics Association state tournament and earning the degree of Distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association. Ronan was also a member of the high school band, serving as trombone section leader of the marching band, and playing with both the school’s Wind Symphony and Jazz Band. In his sophomore year, he led a trombone quartet to the UIL state competition. Ronan is a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction, and he was selected as a candidate for the US Presidential Scholars Program. Ronan is the son of Dr. Nikhil Padhye and Kathryn Padhye, who is a growth and marketing strategist at Insperity.
Alex Ramzel is a graduate of St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, and plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He plans to pursue a career in medicine. Throughout high school, Alex competed in numerous sports, including football, track and field, soccer and golf, earning seven letters. Alex also co-founded a weightlifting club at St. John’s. He was a dedicated volunteer at the Houston Food Bank, traveling throughout the Greater Houston area to deliver boxed food to underprivileged and underserved senior citizens. Alex is the son of Julie and Andy Ramzel, who is Managing Counsel at Insperity.
Andrew Santoso graduated from Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, California. He plans to attend the University of California, Berkley in Berkeley, California and study computer science. Andrew was a member of several groups in which he held leadership positions, including three-year president of the Chess Club; treasurer of the California Scholarship Federation; and two-year captain of the Varsity Track Team. In addition, Andrew was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society. Throughout high school, Andrew volunteered to help middle school students learn programming skills. He is the son of David Santoso, who is a software development manager at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, an Insperity client.
Michael Sullivan is a graduate of Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas. He plans to study electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. Michael was heavily involved in Student Council, helping to organize and run Mr. FMHS, plan spirit days, prepare for senior activities, and recycle the entire school every week. He was a member of FM Cubed, a club that offers math tutoring before and after school for various math classes. In addition, Michael was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the high school band. He is the son of John Jr. and Anne Marie Sullivan, who is the Chief Financial Officer for Move It Management, an Insperity client.
Kristen Uskovich graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington. She plans to attend the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and pursue a career in medicine with a focus on forensics. During high school, Kristen was deeply involved in volunteer opportunities at the Pediatric Inpatient Unit at MaryBridge Children’s Hospital, L’Arche Foundation, and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. She was a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Commended Scholar and competed on the high school soccer team. Additionally, Kristen was a part of Faith in Formation, a high school organization that pairs junior and senior students with groups of freshmen and sophomores to help guide them through their first years of high school. She is the daughter of Julie and Kevin Uskovich, who is in sales for Octapharma USA, Inc., an Insperity client.