Robert Gassman

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2018

Louisville, KY

Christian Academy, 2014


Major: Political Science

Honors Societies

  • University Honors Program


  • Eagle Scout
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in American History Award
  • AP Scholar
  • Teacher's Choice Award for Christian Academy

Community Service

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Kentucky Derby Festival

High School

Robert is a 2014 graduate of Christian Academy, where he was on the principal’s honors roll and received the AP World History award. He was also an active member of the quick recall team, the Kentucky Youth Assembly, and the Spanish club. Additionally, Robert was an active volunteer for the Southeast Christian Church. Robert’s Eagle Scout project focused on aiding the expansion of Blackacre Nature Preserve by clearing an area for new growth.

Favorite Books and Quotations

  • A Brief History of the World by J.M. Roberts
  • Republic by Plato
  • Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South by Robert Penn Warren