Newsmaker: Andrew Witchger
Residence: Duquesne University, Uptown
Family: Parents, Andrew and Janet; sisters, Jessica, 23, Kathryn, 22; brother, Christian, 20
Background: Witchger is a senior at Duquesne with a double major in physics and computer science. He previously traveled the world with his family as part of the Shaelaurel Band.
Noteworthy: He was selected for a prestigious grant study program with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics-Italy this past summer.
Quote: “I was very, very excited. It was an incredible experience.”
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