Dermot Louchart, another 2020 Flinn Scholar and a senior at Flagstaff High School, said the University of Arizona's "spectacular programs" for creative writing and musical theater – his areas of study when he begins in the fall – were what drew him.
Louchart met with students, faculty members and alumni of the creative writing program in the Department of English during a campus visit with other Flinn Scholars. He said all were supportive and helpful, and he enjoyed the half hour he spent at the university's nationally renowned Poetry Center.
"The vibe on campus was just so awesome," he said, adding that Tucson in general was also a draw.
"He was just so cool and so nice and so helpful," Louchart said. "Just being able to make that connection was super awesome."