Timothy Andres, 2002 music composition scholar. With the help of his mentors, Andres has been working to develop his own unique musical style and plans to produce and perform a large composition for this summer's Pinnacle Summit.

Matthew Humphrey, 2002 computer science scholar. Humphrey, who is interested in steganography, has focused his project on how people's e-mail language and styles can include undetectable, embedded messages.

Sophie Kerman, 2002 creative writing scholar. Kerman has been honing her creative writing skills by writing at least 4-6 hours per week--developing her craft through poems, essays and short stories.

Emily Russell, 2002 theoretical physics scholar. Russell has been tackling difficult theoretical problems as her mentors help her deepen her understanding of quantum mechanics and string theory.

Matthew Salerno, 2002 visual art scholar. Salerno, who has been learning how to transform his vision into artwork, is developing a three-dimensional piece of art that will be displayed at this summer's Pinnacle Summit.

Julia Scott Carey, 2001 music scholar. Carey has had 20 performances of nine of her orchestral and chamber compositions produced, including premieres in England, Ireland, France and Russia. Her music has also been broadcast on two nationally syndicated radio programs.

Rachel Emery, 2001 creative writing scholar. Emery is working on a novel, "Beyond the Reach of Fluorescent Lights," and a series of poetry and monologues called "My Favorite Color is Still Yellow."

Po-Ru Loh, 2001 mathematics scholar. Loh has been learning more advanced mathematics and has possibly come up with a new proof for a fundamental theorem in number theory.

David Sonnenborn, 2001 journalism scholar. Under the guidance of his Pinnacle mentors, Sonnenborn wrote, produced, filmed and edited a 40-minute news documentary about the effectiveness of character education in public schools.

Scott Thompson, 2001 psychology scholar. Thompson has been exploring the universality of various strengths and virtues across different cultures in the United States.

Zach Wissner-Gross, 2001 biology scholar. Wissner-Gross, who is interested in computer modeling of theoretical neuroscience, helped to discover--under the Hodgkin-Huxley model--that a neuron that is less stimulated can sometimes fire more often.