Davidson Academy of Nevada Announces Graduating Class of 2018

Twenty-Seven Students Receiving Diplomas


News Release - May 2018
Contact Information: communications@davidsonacademy.unr.edu


(Reno, Nev.) – The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free public school for profoundly gifted students located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, is pleased to announce its graduating class of 2018.

The 2018 graduates and their post-graduation plans are as follows:

  • Gabriel Angres - University of Nevada, Reno
  • David Bauer - Stanford University
  • Matthew Bauer - California Institute of Technology
  • Lauren Brilliant - University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine BS-MD Program
  • Ryan Brown - University of Nevada, Reno
  • Melinda Harkness - University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ian Hong - Stanford University
  • Zachery Johnson - University of Nevada, Reno
  • Christoph Kemmelmeier - University of Nevada, Reno
  • Brian King - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Oliver Leitner - Yale University
  • Ethan Lu - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sarah MacHarg - Gap Year, followed by Stanford University
  • Siddhardha Maligireddy - The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Sarah Mann - Pitzer College
  • Pranit Nanda - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Isabella Noonen - The Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University
  • Timothy Novak - Olin College of Engineering
  • Nikolai Oh - University of California, Berkeley
  • Roshan Panda - University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine BS-MD Program
  • Aman Patel - Gap Year, followed by University of Southern California
  • Cory Rix – Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University
  • David Serate - Champlain College
  • Courtney Shinagawa - University of Idaho
  • Maxwell Slater - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tayla Travella - University of Idaho
  • Justin Zeising - University of Colorado Boulder

Angres, D. Bauer, M. Bauer, Brilliant, Harkness, Hong, Leitner, Lu, MacHarg, Nanda, Noonen, Oh, Patel, Shinagawa, Slater and Travella are National Merit Scholar Finalists

In 1999, the Davidsons founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a national nonprofit located in Reno that supports our nation’s brightest young people. In 2006 the Davidson Academy opened as a unique type of public school located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, called a "university school for profoundly gifted pupils" (Nevada Revised Statute 388C), for middle and high school profoundly gifted students. In 2017, the Academy launched an Online High School starting with eighth grade for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the United States. For more information about the Davidson Institute and Davidson Academy, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org and www.DavidsonAcademy.UNR.edu.