Abigail Eineman, a junior at Crown Point High School, has been selected to participate this fall in the Resident Honors Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The daughter of David and Theresa Eineman, of Crown Point, she will be one of only 24 students chosen in a nationwide search for this highly competitive early entrance honors program. She was awarded a Dean's Scholarship from USC.
At the private university, Eineman will enroll in Thematic Option, an interdisciplinary honors program that has been nationally recognized. In addition, she will begin her major studies in international relations in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
As a student at Crown Point High School, Eineman served as vice president of the Political Affairs & Current Events Club and as a writer and photographer for "Inklings," the student newspaper.
An accomplished musician, she was the principal double-bassist and section leader of the Chicago Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and the conductor and director of the Crown Point Woodwind Choir, a 20-musician ensemble.
She also participated in the South Shore Youth for Community Leadership Engagement, LEAD Council and Stray Dogs Improv Comedy Club.
"RHP is an excellent opportunity for high school juniors who are academically ready for the challenges of college and who are mature enough to get a head start on their college career,," said Dr. Pennelope Von Helmolt, director of the Resident Honors Program at USC.