Adeagbo completes Hopkins Intersession Brazil

Adeagbo completes Hopkins Intersession Brazil - Health, Politics & Cultural Studies in Brazil

Tami Adeagbo recently spent 3 weeks with a group from Johns Hopkins University exploring Salvador Bahia, Brazil, learning about the Brazilian health system and how the country deals with tropical diseases like Zika and Dengue. They studied the current political situation and controversial policies of the Brazilian government and experienced Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion experience in this rich agricultural, industrial and vibrant maritime district. The group visited the restored Pelourinho district “old city” a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tami says, “I am very grateful I was able to go on this amazing study abroad trip with the help of the Timothy O’Shaughnessy scholarship. The opportunity to study abroad in Bahia, Brazil was a life-changing experience for me. By completely immersing myself in a new, yet somewhat familiar culture, living with a host family that primarily spoke Portuguese, and attending lectures about language, politics, and their healthcare system. Afro-Brazilian language, and culture, I was able to learn so much about Bahia, Brazil in the short 20 days I was there.

Two of my favorite things about my trip to Bahia was learning about their culture. Since Salvador Bahia is the “Afro-Brazilian hotspot”, there were so many similarities between the culture I saw there and the Nigerian culture I am used to within my family. I tried many foods that are traditional to West Africa but were brought to Brazil by slaves during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Yoruba culture, specifically, is very well conserved in many areas of Bahia.

Learning about the Universal healthcare system and how Brazil handles and maintains its free healthcare system was very interesting and I learned a lot by comparing and contrasting the Brazilian healthcare system with America’s.“

Tami is a 2021 graduate of Eisenhower High School in Goddard, KS.  She attends John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where she is a double major:  Molecular & Cellular Biology and Public Health.

Five new students added to O’Shaughnessy Family of Scholars

After interviewing an extremely competitive field of quality applicants, the Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation is honored to announce the scholarship recipients who will graduate from area high schools in May, 2024.

WILL ANCIAUX – Kapaun Mt. Carmel 

KAEL CONRADY – Valley Center High School

KATHERINE GRACE – Wichita Collegiate

NICOLE MOUSSA – The Independent School 

EMILY NGUYEN – Valley Center High School

These students join fourteen other scholars from past years. “We are excited to support these students in their lifelong learning! Their experiences, achievements, and dreams reflect Timothy’s spirit of adventure and exploration. It’s a joy to be able to contribute to their journey,” said Clare Blasi, President of the foundation.

To learn more about these and other scholars, please click here.  

New Scholars Announced!

The 2022-23 class of Scholars was recently announced by the Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation. 

Lifelong Learning Scholarship Winners: 
Carson Brenneman – Classical School of Wichita
Blaise Jirak – Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.  

Finalist Award Winners:
Honesty Beaton – Wichita East High School
Toller Phipps, Wichita Heights High School.  

Semi-Finalists:
Sam Augustin, Wichita Collegiate
Robert Clausel, Valley Center
Vaughn Decker, Maize South
Micah Dick, Eisenhower High (Goddard)
Max Kice, Classical School of Wichita
Grace Martin, Independent School
Patrick Olson, Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Onnika Vanover, Wichita Northeast Magnet

Congratulations to these fine students!

To learn more about these and past scholars, click here.  

2021 Celebration a success! See photos!

Thank you!

We are happy to report that the 2021 Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Celebration and Golf Tournament was a wonderful success by all measures!

The weather ended up cooperating, and all players and observers were rewarded for playing in a bit of rain, with another incredible double rainbow during cocktail hour!  

Our entire family was honored and humbled by the generosity of our extended family and many dear friends, as well as some who never knew Tim, but were touched by his remarkable life story.  Thanks to all who honored Tim! 

The O’Shaughnessy Family

Click here to see photos of the weekend.

New Scholars Announced!

The 2021-2022 class of Scholars was recently announced by the Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation. Scholars shown above are:

Top Row (left to right) – Finalist Award Winners: Hendrix Lovett – Wichita Southeast, Raif Morgan, Derby, Ben Kanagy, Trinity

Bottom Row (left to right) – Lifelong Learning Scholarship Award Winners: Tamilore Adeagbo, Eisenhower High School (Goddard), Hayden Tyson, Independent School.

Congratulations to these fine students!

First class of Scholarship winners begin college

First Class of Scholarship winners begin college

We’re excited to see our first round of scholars begin their college educations! Although this semester presents a mixture of in-person and virtual studying due to the pandemic, all our students are busy full-time in their new college experience. We look forward to following their journeys. 

Lifelong Learning Scholars

Amanda Phanivong


Former High School:
Campus (Haysville)

Now Attending:
Wichita State University

Major(s):
Integrated Marketing and Communications

Campus Activities:
Student Ambassador Society, Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Cohen Honors College

Benjamin Brake


Former High School:
Wichita Collegiate 

Now Attending:
Columbia University in New York City

Major(s):
Undeclared (Though interested in Joint Major: Economics/Political Science)

Campus Activities:
The Columbia Witness: A Journal of Christian Perspectives and Alexander Hamilton Society

Finalist Scholars

Michelle Kha 


Former High School:
Campus (Haysville)

Now Attending:
Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

Major(s):
Interest in neuroscience

Campus Activities:
The Asian Students Association, Quest-Bridge Community, Random Acts of Kindness, and part of the Meiklejohn Fellowship Program.

Kameryn Overton


Former High School:
Wichita Northeast Magnet High School

Now Attending:
Tuskegee University in Tuskegee Alabama.

Major(s):
Environmental Science
 

Jordan Tran 


Former High School:
Maize South High School

Now Attending:
Duke University in Durham, North Carolina

Major(s):
Biology and minor in Statistics

Campus Activiites:
GlobeMed, and the American Sign Language (ASL) Club.