Kieran Waigel, of Louisville, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2022 at the University of Louisville where he studies computer engineering and computer science and political science.
He is a 2018 graduate of duPont Manual High School. He earned National Merit Commended honors and was a 2017 Kentucky Governor's Scholar. He earned Eagle Scout distinction.
Going straight into computer science meant that I would be missing out on a lot of the benefits from a more liberal arts education. I feel that this award will allow me to pursue a narrow field while still introducing me to new ideas and modes of thought.