Colton Stinger

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Elizabethtown, KY

    Bethlehem High School, 2015


    Major(s): Chemistry; Pre-Med Track

    Minor(s): Political Science

    Honors Societies

    • University of Louisville Honors Scholar


    • Eagle Scout
    • National Merit Scholar Finalist
    • GEMS Scholar (Guaranteed Entrance to Medical School)
    • Trustee's Scholarship
    • Panama Scholar
    • Dean's Scholar

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • Honors Science Living Learning Community
    • Panama Study Abroad
    • Fencing

    Community Service

    • Team Leader, Project Warm
    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Louisville Forestry and Park Cleaning
    • Judge, Kentucky High School Speech Tournament

    Internships and Work Experience

    • Fort Knox MWR: Aquatics Division, Flex Lead

    High School

    Stinger is a 2015 graduate and valedictorian of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Kentucky where he was captain of the speech and academic quick recall teams. He was also Sergeant at Arms of the National Honors Society and a varsity athlete on the soccer and archery teams. He is an Eagle Scout, a 2014 Kentucky Governor's Scholar, National Merit Finalist, and AP Scholar. His service includes a mission trip to Haiti, peer tutoring, and community volunteerism.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
    • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

    "Put your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest acts. This is the secret of success." -Swami Sivananda 

    "Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." -Rabindranath Tagore

    "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." -Theodore Roosevelt

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