Jared Thomas

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Cynthiana, KY

    Harrison County High School, 2016



    Major(s): Political Science and Economics

    Minor(s): French

    Honors Societies

    • University of Louisville Honors Scholars Program


    • Outstanding Senator, CYC
    • Freshman of the Month, Resident Student Association 

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • UofL Arts and Sciences Student Council
    • National Director of Government Affairs, Campus YMCA Association
    • Press Secretary, Young Americans for Freedom 
    • Resident Advisor, University Point
    • Editor, White Squirrel
    • Vice Archon, Pi Kappa Phi 
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Campus Y

    Community Service

    • Community Involvement Volunteer Organizer, Dover Manor Nursing Home
    • Judge, Kentucky High School Speech and Debate Association 

    Internship/Work Experience

    • Intern, Toyota Tsusho American Journalist 

    High School

    Jared is a 2016 graduate of Harrison County High School, where he served as the Student Body Vice-President. Jared also was a member of his school’s Speech and Debate Team, served as President of the Security Council for the Kentucky United Nations Assembly and received the Toyota Motor Engineering Scholarship. Jared is also a Shaolin Black Belt.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • And Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

    "Your existence is not impossible. But it's also not very likely." -Joseph Fink

    "The present tense of regret is indecision." -Cecil Baldwin

    "As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable." -Aaron Sorkin