The Carson Scholars Fund seeks out students in the United States who show promise and excellence. It found one in Hutchinson.

Junior Logan Petsinger, who was nominated by his school in December, has been selected as the recipient of a renewable $1,000 college scholarship.

“Logan has crafted a splendid academic record already,” said Hutchinson High School Principal Patrick Walsh.

In addition to his scholarship, Petsinger, who is ranked fourth in his class of 223 students, will be given an Olympic-size medal and trophy to celebrate his accomplishments.

Petsinger passed his first advanced-placement exam in the previous school year, and is enrolled in AP physics, AP statistics, AP government and Spanish III.

“He is already excelling in college (level) courses,” Walsh said. AP tests can count toward college credit.

Petsinger is active in the Boy Scouts, Phoenix Drumline, Student Council and Key Club. He works part time at Dairy Queen.

Petsinger is the son of Todd and Marie Petsinger. He will be given the award at a banquet at the Chicago Hilton in May.

Jeremy Jones