Introducing the Morehead-Cain Class of 2023

Apr 22, 2019

The Morehead-Cain Foundation—home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the U.S.—is proud to announce its class of 2023.

This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seventy-five new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States, and the world. The class of 2023 includes:

  • 35 scholars from North Carolina
  • 40 scholars from outside North Carolina, including:
    • 30 scholars from 22 different states and Washington, DC
    • 4 scholars from the United Kingdom
    • 3 scholars from Canada*
    • 1 scholar each from Costa Rica, Germany, and Hong Kong*

* Scholar either attended high school in listed country or is from listed country

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC–Chapel Hill. It also features a distinctive program of summer enrichment experiences designed to stretch students beyond their comfort zones. Scholars learn and grow throughout their four summers. They have opportunities to complete an outdoor leadership course, work in teams on problems facing cities throughout North America, work with organizations around the globe, and gain professional experience that helps launch their careers.

The Summer Enrichment Program is complemented by the Morehead-Cain Discovery Fund. Scholars are encouraged, and receive financial support, to deeply explore their interests, whether those involve studying under celebrated artists, attending leadership retreats, or obtaining wilderness first responder certification. From researching food and agriculture industries in Iceland to examining the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Morehead-Cain Scholars have the resources to pursue educational opportunities wherever they may find them.

As set out in the program’s founding documents, selection criteria for the Morehead-Cain are leadership, moral force of character, academic achievement, and physical vigor. Morehead-Cain recipients are chosen solely on the basis of merit and accomplishment.

More than 270 Morehead-Cain Scholars study on campus, making outstanding contributions across the full range of University life. From student government to community service to the performing arts, Morehead-Cain Scholars play a prominent role in Carolina’s vibrant student community. For example, during the past ten years, five student body presidents, five student attorneys general, and five honor court chairs have all been Morehead-Cains.

Since 2000, fourteen Morehead-Cain Scholars have won Rhodes Scholarships to England’s Oxford University, one of the world’s most competitive and prestigious awards for graduate study. Since the first Morehead Scholars graduated from Carolina in 1957, thirty-one of UNC’s thirty-four Rhodes Scholars have been Morehead-Cain Scholars.

Morehead-Cains have accounted for twenty-seven of the University’s forty Luce Scholars, eight of its seventeen Marshall Scholars, and nineteen of Carolina’s thirty Truman Scholars, among the nation’s most generous and distinguished awards for graduate study. Twenty-seven Morehead-Cain Scholars have won Fulbright Fellowships, three have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England, and four have received the Schwarzman Scholarship, an elite China-based graduate scholarship that enrolled its first students in 2016. One alumnus is among the inaugural class of the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University.

Like the scholars, the 3,000 Morehead-Cain Alumni across the world are a diverse and distinguished group. They include:

  • North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper;
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch;
  • Sallie Krawcheck, owner of Ellevate Network and former head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Smith Barney;
  • Jonathan Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International;
  • Karen Stevenson, a U.S. Magistrate Judge and the first black American woman to win the Rhodes Scholarship;
  • New York Times columnist and author Frank Bruni;
  • U.S. Congressmen Jim Cooper and David Price;
  • Tim Sullivan, former Ancestry.com CEO and current board of directors chairman;
  • Ann Livermore, current board of directors member and former executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard;
  • Ned Sharpless, acting director of the Food and Drug Administration;
  • Adam Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and former president of Williams College;
  • Michelle Jana Chan, travel and adventure journalist and editor of Vanity Fair on Travel;
  • Bobby Evans, former general manager of the San Francisco Giants;
  • New York Times best-selling novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda;
  • Jesse Moore, co-founder of M-KOPA Solar, which was named by Fortune as one of the Top 50 Companies Changing the World
  • Peter Henry, dean emeritus of New York University’s Stern School of Business;
  • Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo; and
  • Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

Founded in 1945, the Morehead-Cain has been a model for countless merit scholarships throughout the United States. These include the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Program, Duke University’s Benjamin N. Duke Scholars Program, and Emory University’s Woodruff Scholars Program.

Portraits of scholarship recipients can be downloaded at http://unc.photoshelter.com.

Class of 2023

New Morehead-Cain Scholars are listed below alphabetically by North Carolina county, state, and country. Students noted with an asterisk (*) are listed in more than one location.

North Carolina

Alamance County
Michael Garrett O’Brien will graduate this spring from Western Alamance High School in Elon. Michael has served as captain of the Academic Team of the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps since his sophomore year and held multiple leadership roles within the NJROTC, including administration officer, communications officer, and platoon commander. He also serves as student body vice president, has earned the rank of an Eagle Scout, and co-founded his school’s Science Olympiad team. Michael is interested in learning about psychology, biomedical and health sciences, and engineering. He is the son of Denisa O’Brien-Blaney and Monte Blaney of Gibsonville and the late Michael O’Brien.

Buncombe County
Ilyas James Colie will graduate this spring from Asheville High School in Asheville. Ilyas has organized service events for the YMCA Leaders Club and coordinated volunteers for the Women’s March. Ilyas participates in a youth development organization in France and helped organize an event for fourteen French towns where he taught children environmental habits to save marine life. He enjoys scuba diving with his dad, participates on a competitive soccer team in France, and runs every day. He is interested in studying international business and interpersonal and organizational communications. Ilyas is the son of James and Zahia Colie of Asheville.

Grayson Spencer Sword will graduate this spring from The Asheville School in Asheville, where she is student chair of the Honor Council—one of the highest honors at her school. Grayson also serves as a volunteer and ambassador with Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder; the nonprofit promotes ethical leadership through work with local NGOs during service trips. She paints, plays soccer, runs cross-country, and swims. Grayson is excited to study chemistry and political science. She is the daughter of William and Janet Sword of Asheville.

Burke County
Kurt Eric Axel Lindquist III (Axel) will graduate this spring from Robert L. Patton High School in Morganton, where he captained the varsity swim team, set school records, and swam for USA-SwimMac in Bolzano, Italy. Also defensive captain of the lacrosse team, Axel received an All-Conference Honorable Mention and helped lead his team to the state playoffs and their most winning season. As a professional actor, Axel has worked as an extra on several TV shows. He taught fifth and sixth grade cotillion for three years, completed a Spanish immersion program in Costa Rica, and works at Mimosa Boat Landing as an apprentice handyman during the busy season. Axel is interested in studying philosophy and psychology at Carolina. He is the son of Kurt and Sherry Lindquist of Morganton.

Cabarrus County
MaKenna Marie McGough will graduate this spring from Cox Mill High School in Concord, where she was co-captain of the conference championship-winning soccer team, a decorated cross-country runner, and the school’s first female student body president. Through Young Life, MaKenna has volunteered in the Dominican Republic, and she has visited Italy and Greece through an educational tour group. As an avid outdoorsperson, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and surfing. With plans to become a surgeon, MaKenna is interested in studying biology and nutrition. She is the daughter of Mike and Kerri McGough of Concord.

Chatham County
Anna Louise Danek Pickens will graduate this spring from Northwood High School in Pittsboro, where she is president of Future Business Leaders of America, president of the speech and debate club, and a mentor for ninth graders. She has attended the Shelton Leadership Challenge as a camper and as a peer counselor, worked with the Appalachia Service Project, and organized service projects and mission trips through her church youth group. Having danced since age two, Anna has won solo and team competitions in clogging, jazz, and modern dance. Anna is interested in studying business and English. She is the daughter of Martha Danek and Edward Pickens of Pittsboro.

Durham County
* Emile Leo Charles will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in Durham. He is a mental health and social justice advocate, organizing mental health awareness campaigns and working with school faculty to promote underrepresented students in STEM. A YMCA Leadership Trainee and a competitive swimmer, Emile also has volunteered with a water safety skills training program for youth with developmental delays. After gaining lab experience through the NCSSM Research in Biology program and as a UNC microbiology research technician, Emile is interested in studying microbiology and public health. He is the son of Walter Charles and Suzanne Maman of Chapel Hill.

Tylah Rukiya Harrison will graduate this spring from Charles E. Jordan Senior High School in Durham, where she has captained the varsity softball team since her sophomore year. She is senior class president as well as a member of the Brain Games televised game show Quiz Bowl team. Tylah is also a member of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice Youth Steering Committee, former leader of a school Red Cross blood drive committee, and former clarinetist in the school symphonic band. At Carolina, Tylah is interested in studying health policy and biology. She is the daughter of Tyehimba Hunt-Harrison and LaDwaun Harrison of Durham.

Jalen Anthony McKoy will graduate this spring from Hillside High School in Durham, where he is student body president, a regional champion in track and field, and a lead actor in a traveling acting troupe. Jalen has also been a delegate for the International Young Leaders Assembly. In his junior year he led a fundraising project for homeless students at his school, raising $100 for each of seven families. Also a cross-country runner, a basketball player, and a graduate of the North Carolina Governor’s School, Jalen is interested in studying business management and social science. He is the son of Henry and Angelia McKoy of Durham.

Raymond Theodore Palma (Ray) will graduate this spring from Riverside High School in Durham, where he is chairman of the North Carolina Teenage Republicans and a founding member of the Riverside Newcomer Mentoring Program, which supports refugee students. As a two-term president of the City of Durham Youth Commission, Ray has worked with Durham Parks and Recreation to organize events that benefit low-income parents, in addition to advocating for youth input on Durham’s participatory budgeting program. He is also a member of the varsity baseball team and a summer Ultimate Frisbee league. Ray is interested in studying political science and economics. He is the son of Raymond and Michiko Palma of Durham.

Forsyth County
Soul Jade Dayan will graduate this spring from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, where he captained the varsity soccer team after leading his USSDA team for three years. Soul is also a co-founder of his school’s ecology club, speaks Spanish and Hebrew, and is an active investor in the financial market. After working as a customer support agent for the online company Metabolic Effect, Soul became interested in entrepreneurship—a subject he hopes to study at Carolina. Soul is also interested in studying molecular biology. He is the son of Eli and Jodi Dayan of Winston-Salem.

Alexander Forbes Reid (Alex) will graduate this spring from West Forsyth High School in Clemmons. Alex is executive vice president of his school’s chapter of DECA, learning about marketing and entrepreneurship and competing at regional and state conferences. He also serves on the executive board of Key Club, is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, and helps lead his school spirit club. Alex plays varsity basketball and served as captain of his AAU tournament-winning travel team. He enjoys learning about mathematics and financial analytics. Alex is the son of Angus and Kelly Reid of Winston-Salem.

Nicholas Hunter Vaughan (Hunter) will graduate this spring from Calvary Day School in Winston-Salem, where he is an active member of the North Carolina YMCA Youth and Government and presided over the 2019 conference as Lieutenant Governor. Hunter also serves on his school’s Executive Leadership Council; is president of the school spirit club, the Calvary Crazies; and is team captain of the fall and spring varsity baseball teams. He is interested in studying public policy, philosophy, and business administration. Hunter is the son of Erik and Holly Vaughan of Bermuda Run.

Halifax County
* Emmaus William Holder will graduate this spring from KIPP Gaston College Prep in Gaston, where he is a member of the three-time state champion step team, is a three-year captain of the soccer team, and is a two-year captain for the cross-country and track teams. Emmaus is also a marimba player, songwriter, and the 2018 winner of a local NAACP essay contest about the value of diversity. He is interested in studying calculus and physics. Emmaus is the son of Paul and Kelly Holder of Roanoke Rapids.

Gaston County
* Jacob Richard Hawkins (Jake) will graduate this spring from Mountain Island Charter School in Mount Holly, where he serves as student body president and captains the golf and varsity football teams. Jake is also a Petty Officer Second Class and the Master-at-Arms of his division for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He is a co-founder and co-vice-president of the Best Buddies chapter at his school, a task manager for National Honor Society, and a group leader in his church’s Summer Opportunities to Advanced Reading program. Jake is interested in studying business administration and mathematics. He is the son of Kenneth and Lisa Hawkins of Huntersville.

Guilford County
Miranda Elizabeth Almy will graduate this spring from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, where she is student body president, co-founder of the debate club, and captain of the varsity field hockey team. Miranda is also a varsity lacrosse player, a mentor for diabetic youth athletes, and a Sierra Club volunteer at a community garden. She is involved in multiple women’s empowerment clubs and programs, and in her free time, Miranda enjoys reading and playing cello. Miranda is interested in studying neuroscience and chemistry. She is the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Almy of Greensboro.

Annabelle Virginia Fisher will graduate this spring from High Point Central High School in High Point, where she co-founded Students Against Gun Violence and organized a 300-person schoolwide walkout with support from administration. Annabelle has also worked to coordinate a weekend retreat for 180 Episcopalian youth, in addition to a dance-a-thon that raised $5,000 for hurricane victims. She also mentors an elementary student through Breakfast Buddies, helps lead an annual food drive for low-income families, and plays varsity tennis. Annabelle is interested in studying media, journalism, and global politics. She is the daughter of Joe and Emily Fisher of High Point.

Iredell County
Jordan Nicole Feldman will graduate this spring from Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, where she founded and manages a popular website that connects students with local organizations looking for volunteers. Jordan herself enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity by working in Habitat’s retail store and building homes. Jordan is also captain of the state-champion varsity cheerleading team, a children’s cheerleading coach, and a tumbling and trampoline state champion and Junior Olympian. She is interested in studying neuroscience and cognitive science. She is the daughter of Brett Feldman and Brett Dunne-Feldman of Mooresville.

McDowell County
Hayden Christopher Vaughn will graduate this spring from McDowell High School in Marion, where he was the first sophomore ever chosen to be the marching band drum major. Hayden is a volunteer tutor for middle schoolers, a state-ranked Science Olympiad competitor, and a participant in the Lake James Environmental Association. Hayden also owns and operates his own DJ-ing business. At Carolina he is interested in studying genetics and molecular biology. Hayden is the son of Chris and Missy Vaughn of Nebo.

Mecklenburg County
Rhea Bhagia will graduate this spring from Providence Day School in Charlotte, where she has been the president of the Model United Nations Club since her sophomore year and won best delegate at an international conference. Rhea has captained her school’s varsity golf team since her junior year and has been an All-Conference player since she joined the team. She also has been co-president of her school’s international champion Future Problem Solving club, and is Miss Teen North Carolina North America 2018—through which she promotes awareness for cancer research. Rhea is interested in studying computer science and statistics. She is the daughter of Priti Bhagia of Charlotte and the late Sarjoo Bhagia.

Katherine Elizabeth Carroll (Kate) will graduate this spring from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, where she is senior class president, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, president of the school’s International Thespian Society, and a writing tutor through National Honor Society. In addition to running half marathons on her own time, she captains the varsity cross-country team and has taken jazz, contemporary, and tap dance lessons for six years. At Carolina, Kate is interested in studying journalism and political science. She is the daughter of Troy and Molly Carroll of Charlotte.

Zoe Virginia Conner will graduate this spring from Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, where she is a top theater performer and highest level member in the International Thespian Society. She is president of both a school feminism club, through which she collaborates with domestic violence awareness groups and plans lunchtime forums, and the film club, through which she organized the student Film Fest. Zoe has also been chair of Model United Nations, chief poetry editor for her school’s literary magazine, and a member of a coed Ultimate Frisbee team. At Carolina, Zoe is interested in pursuing computer science, women’s studies, and film and literature analysis. She is the daughter of Natalie Conner of Charlotte.

William Mark Dillon, Jr. (Mark) will graduate this spring from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, where he is CEO of Match Point Pens. His love of woodworking and entrepreneurship prompted the creation of his business, which sells hand-turned wooden pens in seven stores across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. All profits from Match Point Pens go to help underprivileged youth learn tennis in the Charlotte community. A tennis enthusiast, Mark also volunteers with a program that works to make tennis skills more financially accessible and with a program that raises money for wheelchair-bound tennis players. Mark is interested in studying finance, economics, and computer science. He is the son of Mark and Adele Dillon of Charlotte.

* Jacob Richard Hawkins (Jake) will graduate this spring from Mountain Island Charter School in Mount Holly, where he serves as student body president and captains the golf and varsity football teams. Jake is also a Petty Officer Second Class and the Master-at-Arms of his division for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He is a co-founder and co-vice president of the Best Buddies chapter at his school, a task manager for National Honor Society, and a group leader in his church’s Summer Opportunities to Advanced Reading program. Jake is interested in studying business administration and mathematics. He is the son of Kenneth and Lisa Hawkins of Huntersville.

McKenzie Elizabeth Martin will graduate this spring from William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, where she is president of her school’s chapter of the marketing and entrepreneurship organization DECA. Under her leadership, the team was a top-20 finalist at an international competition in marketing management. As a leader in the mental health advocacy club Sources of Strength, McKenzie plans events and gives speeches to promote mental health. McKenzie also works to promote youth involvement in politics, teaches kickboxing, and plays as a charter member of her school field hockey team. She is interested in studying business, marketing, and advertising. McKenzie is the daughter of Cammie and Brian McHugh of Davidson and Roger and Lisa Martin of Davidson.

New Hanover County
Virginia Claire Griffin will graduate this spring from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, where she captains the swim team and competes in long-distance open-water swim events. She tutors at-risk elementary school students and serves as a peer tutor at her school, in addition to serving as a senior officer for her school’s service-oriented Spanish club. Virginia uses her piano and guitar skills to lead worship at her church and at Young Life meetings. Having researched the effect of age on heart rate and the abuse of ergogenic aids, Virginia is interested in studying exercise physiology and biomedical engineering. She is the daughter of John and Renee Griffin of Wilmington.

Northampton County
* Emmaus William Holder will graduate this spring from KIPP Gaston College Prep in Gaston, where he is a member of the three-time state champion step team, is a three-year captain of the soccer team, and is a two-year captain for the cross-country and track teams. Emmaus is also a marimba player, a songwriter, and the 2018 winner of a local NAACP essay contest about the value of diversity. He is interested in studying calculus and physics. Emmaus is the son of Paul and Kelly Holder of Roanoke Rapids.

Orange County
* Emile Leo Charles will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in Durham. He is a mental health and social justice advocate, organizing mental health awareness campaigns and working with school faculty to promote underrepresented students in STEM. A YMCA Leadership Trainee and a nationally competitive swimmer, Emile also volunteers with a water safety skills training program for youth with developmental delays. After gaining lab experience through the NCSSM Research in Biology program and as a UNC microbiology research technician, Emile is interested in studying microbiology and public health. He is the son of Walter Charles and Suzanne Maman of Chapel Hill.

Carolina Coch will graduate this spring from Chapel Hill Senior High School in Chapel Hill, where she is a top regional tennis player and a Carrboro Youth Council Board Member. As co-president of her local Habitat for Humanity club, Carolina has volunteered more than 400 hours and helped raise more than $6,000 for Youth United. She is also a graduate of Outward Bound. Carolina is interested in studying political science and global health. She is the daughter of Beatriz Plaza of Chapel Hill and Gabriel Coch of Carrboro.

Pitt County
* Harrison Sean Pumphrey will graduate this spring from Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, where he founded a supply closet that provides school supplies for students and teachers free of charge. In addition to playing on the school soccer team, Harrison is a volunteer soccer coach for a youth league. As editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and a volunteer journalism teacher for fifth graders, Harrison is interested in studying media and journalism and historical research. He is the son of Sean and Karen Pumphrey of Winston-Salem.

Transylvania County
Cullen Stuart Duval will graduate this spring from Brevard High School in Brevard, where he is student body president, co-captain of the varsity soccer team, an all-state tennis player, president of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter, and vice president of the National Honor Society. Through the TIME Science Research Program, Cullen researched mosquito-borne diseases for two years. He also has interned with the Transylvania County Administration and volunteers with the Little-River 4H program. At Carolina, Cullen is interested in studying business. He is the son of Kevin and Julie Duval of Brevard.

Union County
Michael Charles Alcorn, Jr., will graduate this spring from Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, where he was co-captain of the cross-country team and is president of SAVE club, which promotes kindness and safe behaviors. In addition to tutoring for Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Michael is also an active participant in Beta Club and Science Olympiad. Michael is interested in studying computer science and biology. He is the son of Michael and Mary Alcorn of Waxhaw.

Wake County
Sophie Seoyoung Cho will graduate this spring from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh. As a tutor for ESL students at her school and for younger students at a local refugee center, Sophie was inspired to found and lead The Curious Leos, a weekly after-school program that emphasizes the importance of education. Sophie is also director of the front ensemble for her school’s honors Symphonic and marching band. She is interested in studying political science and history. Sophie is the daughter of Bryan Cho and Hye Jin Park of Raleigh.

Jacob Larsen Turner will graduate this spring from Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, where he is the student leader of the Enloe High School Marching Band, managing fellow student leaders, coordinating rehearsals, and instructing his bandmates. Jacob also helped organize a trip to Cuba centered on the effects of U.S. foreign policy, and co-founded the anti-polarization nonprofit Conversations in Dialogue. At Carolina he is interested in studying political science, media, and journalism. Jacob is the son of Gregory and Kristen Turner of Cary.

Kartik Tyagi will graduate this spring from Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, where his love of medicine led him to serve not only as president of his school chapter of HOSA—Future Health Professionals, but also on the organization’s international board of directors. Kartikparticipates in the Enloe Medical BioScience Academy, founded and leads the Enloe High School Club for Neuroscience, and is an international ambassador for the nonprofit organization North South Foundation. He also has a black belt in karate. Kartik is interested in studying neuroscience and psychology. He is the son of Rajeev and Neeta Tyagi of Cary.

Greear Arthur Webb will graduate this spring from Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, where he co-founded the North Carolina Town Hall Series in the aftermath of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Greear wanted to gather the community for conversation that would spark action. He also is a mentor in the Neighbor 2 Neighbor (N2N) program, serves in student government, is a student leader of his school’s Student Equity Team, and founded the Young Americans Protest (YAP!) organization. Greear is interested in studying political science, public policy, and pre-law. He is the son of Garnett and Rodriguez Webb of Raleigh.

Warren County
Zianne Mackenzie Richardson will graduate this spring from Warren County High School in Warrenton. Zianne is co-president of the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization and an active member of student government, serving as secretary of the student body. Zianne is also Miss Haliwa-Saponi 2018–2019 and shares a platform of “be your best self,” dances hip-hop and clogging competitively, and helps give demonstrations during her weekly culture class. Zianne is interested in studying family studies, human development, and American Indian & Indigenous Studies. She is the daughter Ladonna Richardson of Warrenton and Garland Richardson of Warrenton.

Wilson County
Jackson Thomas Stone will graduate this spring from Greenfield School in Wilson, where he serves as president of the Student Government Association. Jackson leads meetings and school assemblies, and has helped coordinate multiple fundraising efforts among the student body. He is also a volunteer for Diversified Opportunities, a United Way organization that provides services to disabled adults. Jackson is a member of the Chick-fil-A High School Leader Academy as well as the captain of the varsity soccer and cross-country teams. Jackson is interested in studying environmental science and conservation. He is the son of Russell and Lisa Stone of Wilson.

United States

Arizona
Bailey Simone Benson will graduate this spring from North High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where she captained the golf team. Bailey was the lead researcher in an aquaponics case study that sought sustainable solutions to food insecurity in her area, and she is the author of a cookbook that raises awareness about food insecurity in Phoenix. She is also on the teen advisory board for the Arizona Science Center and served as secretary for her local chapter of the philanthropic organization Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Bailey is interested in studying environmental science and sustainable systems. She is the daughter of Tyrone and Maria Benson of Phoenix.

California
Caroline Ann Furrier will graduate this spring from Palo Alto Senior High School in Palo Alto, California, where she is co-captain of a competitive club soccer team and has been class president for three years. Caroline is also a student board representative for the local school district, a position that enables her to influence policy decisions. Caroline has been a summer intern for the Boys and Girls Club and a counselor for a local student-run summer soccer camp. Also president of the politics club, Caroline is interested in studying political science and/or biomedical and health sciences engineering at Carolina. She is the daughter of John Furrier and Linda Miola Furrier of Palo Alto.

Jasper Munro Schutt will graduate this spring from San Francisco University High School in San Francisco, California. Jasper is a peer advisor at his school, a volunteer tutor with Summerbridge, and an avid photographer. He also co-leads Men’s Group, which meets weekly to discuss issues related to men at his school such as mental health and masculinity. Jasper enjoys hiking, backpacking, and fishing. He also has been a member of the track and field and cross country teams for all four years of high school, and now captains the track and field team. Jasper enjoys learning about global studies and studio art. He is the son of Jacob and Hilah Schutt of Larkspur, California.

Lia Starr Salvatierra will graduate this spring from Palo Alto Senior High School in Palo Alto, California. Lia is president of her school’s Bring Change to Mind club, an organization that strives to inspire conversations about mental health and encourage club members take an active role in mental health advocacy. She also serves on Bring Change to Mind’s statewide board. Lia is a youth advisory group member for Stanford Medicine’s Allcove (a first-of-its kind network of mental health centers for young people), is co-editor-in-chief of the arts and culture magazine, helped found a drop-in children’s camp, and plays varsity lacrosse. Lia enjoys learning about communications, journalism, and psychology. She is the daughter of Meredith Ackley of Palo Alto and the late Eric Salvatierra.

Colorado
Naomi Elise Burns will graduate this spring from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado, where she is National Art Honor Society president, co-founder of Interact, and a varsity tennis player. She develops marketing materials for nonprofits like Broomfield Fellowship In Serving Humanity and Boulder Tube to Work Day. She is a passionate guitar player, performer, and teacher. A lover of the outdoors, Naomi snowboards, has climbed 14,000-foot peaks, and has hiked in thirteen national parks. At UNC, she is interested in studying marketing and entrepreneurship. She is the daughter of David and Isabelle Burns of Broomfield, Colorado.

Mable Yiling Miao will graduate this spring from Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where she is senior class president, a peer ambassador for the school, and varsity swim and dive captain. She is also a top swimmer for her club team and a three-time Western Zones Championship qualifier. Every week, she volunteers at Special Olympics Unified Sports (swimming). Mable is a co-founder of the Asian Leadership Organization and a volunteer piano performer at an assisted living home every week. Mable is interested in studying biology on the pre-med track. She is the daughter of Bingjie Miao of Englewood, Colorado, and the late Qinghong Zhang.

Connecticut
* Taylor Siena Molina will graduate this spring from Leonia High School in Leonia, New Jersey, where she is varsity tennis captain and president of her school’s chapter of the marketing and entrepreneurship program DECA. In her junior year, she was New Jersey DECA Vice President of Public Relations, representing more than 10,000 members. Taylor is also executive council secretary at her school and a student representative for the Leonia Board of Education. She is president of both National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, an intern with a marketing agency, and captain of the Consumer Bowl. Taylor is interested in studying business administration and marketing. She is the daughter of Laurie Molina of Edgewater, New Jersey, and Tony Molina of Orange, Connecticut.

Delaware
Noor Mostafa El-Baradie will graduate this spring from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware, where she is captain of the varsity volleyball team, co-president of the school’s Model United Nations team, and school co-president. Passionate about athletics, Noor organized a free sports clinic for local children, facilitated by St. Andrew’s varsity athletes. On a weekly basis, she works with a student with Down Syndrome to help teach her how to swim. She has also been a co-leading scorer in varsity basketball and a varsity starter in lacrosse. Noor is interested in studying political science, philosophy, and religion. She is the daughter of Mai El-Baradie and Mostafa El-Baradie of Cairo, Egypt.

Florida
Daniel Joseph Gonzalez will graduate this spring from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida. A club and varsity soccer player, Daniel noticed that old cleats often go to waste and co-founded an organization that sends soccer cleats and other equipment to developing countries and local communities in need. He also has headed a student committee that organized football events and a basketball tournament, and he organized a team of volunteers from his high school to form an annual summer camp for underprivileged children. A recent law internship in New York City sparked Daniel’s interest in pursuing a career in law, and he is considering studying English and economics at Carolina. Daniel is the son of Christina and Peter Gonzalez of Coral Gables, Florida.

Georgia
Charles Donald Hirsch (Charlie) will graduate this spring from Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, where he planned and led a seven-week fundraising sprint with his partner and a team of classmates to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—ultimately raising almost $250,000. Charlie is co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, president of the Jewish Club, president of the Pace Academy Pickup Basketball Association, and captain of the varsity tennis team. An annual participant (and one-time second-place winner) in his school’s social entrepreneurship challenge, Charlie is interested in studying business administration, economics, and English. He is the son of Ellen and Jay Hirsch of Atlanta.

Illinois
* Senam Mwiza Yawo Adedze will graduate this spring from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, where she is captain of the varsity basketball team, involved in student government, and a leader in St. Ann Invictus Youth Group. She also plans her school’s annual diversity day, volunteers with Work Camp in rural Virginia, and edits poetry for her school’s literary magazine. Senam is interested in studying physics and comparative politics. She is the daughter of Pascasie Adedze of Annandale, Virginia, and Agbenyega Adedze of Normal, Illinois.

Iowa
Quintin Avery Gay will graduate this spring from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as the student representative on the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation Board of Trustees. Quintin is vice president of his school’s Amnesty International club, a leader of the school’s environmental club, founder of the table tennis team, and an annual participant in the school’s cultural diversity retreat. He has also played tuba and trombone in a number of school bands. A mentor to youth triathletes, Quintin is a varsity swimmer, captain of the cross-country team, and a nationally competitive triathlete. He is interested in studying political science and business. Quintin is the son of Brian and Barbara Gay of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Kansas
Tatum Kay Trysla will graduate this spring from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, where she is captain of her school’s dominant varsity tennis team. Tatum has led her team to multiple state championships and played multiple seasons of undefeated singles match play. She is also a National Dance Association All-American Dancer, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the founder and chairwoman of Team Up for St. Jude KC. The student-led initiative has raised more than $150,000 in the fight against childhood cancer. Tatum is interested in learning about business analytics and strategic management. She is the daughter of Kristin and Patrick Trysla of Leawood, Kansas.

Maryland
Anna Elizabeth Connors will graduate this spring from Park School of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has led the International Student-Led Arctic Monitoring and Research club for three years. For all four years of high school, she has participated on the Day of Civic Engagement planning team to connect her school with Baltimore City. Anna also captains her school’s champion varsity soccer team and enjoys hiking trips with family and friends. A 2017 recipient of Park’s Westheimer Prize, Anna is interested in studying environmental science, Latin American studies, and Spanish. She is the daughter of Andrew and Kate Foster Connors of Baltimore.

* Amalia Gabriela Marmolejos will graduate this spring from Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, Maryland, where she leads the student diversity board and the Hispanic affinity group, captains the swim team, and dances with a Mexican folkloric ballet troupe. Following the March For Our Lives, Amalia organized the marketing campaign for a well-attended town hall meeting on gun control measures for residents of the 6th and 8th Congressional Districts with U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin and John Delaney. Amalia has studied abroad in Colombia and taught English in Spain. She is interested in pursuing international studies and political science at Carolina. Amalia is the daughter of Laura Cordero and Policarpio Marmolejos of Washington, DC.

Ananya Tadikonda will graduate this spring from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. Ananya is the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education. In that role, she works with students to address issues of educational equity and school climate, and collaborates with fellow board members to craft education and budget policy. She formerly served as co-president of her school’s Kids Are Scientists Too branch and was the vice president of the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association. She also has a love of Kuchipudi dance. Ananya wants to learn about public health, biochemistry, and social justice. She is the daughter of Kalyan Tadikonda and Sreedevi Kalyan of Boyds, Maryland.

Massachusetts
Jack Landman Goldsmith IV will graduate this spring from Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, where he volunteers with a food delivery program for food-insecure students. A member of the school programming club, Jack has independently pursued computer science skills outside of school and teaches programming to fifth and sixth graders as a volunteer at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs Boston. He has spent two summers as a software engineering intern at the Broad Institute in Cambridge and has played competitive baseball since the age of six. At Carolina, Jack is interested in studying computer science and biology. He is the son of Jack Goldsmith and Leslie Williams of Newton.

* Kochoe Akosua Nikoi (Cho) will graduate this spring from Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, where she is student body president. As head of the Cultural Alliance, Cho facilitates robust group discussions about culture, identity, and society. She is the vocalist in an independent musical trio that performs regularly at school events, and she captains the varsity track and field team. Cho also enjoys traveling, trail running, and writing. She is interested in studying cognitive science and business. Cho is the daughter of Chris Nikoi of New York, New York.

Michigan
Selina Shi will graduate this spring from Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she co-founded the nonprofit Dreams of Knowledge. The group has raised more than $15,000 to provide tools children need to learn worldwide, such as portable and reusable light sources. Selina also has attended the startup accelerator MIT LaunchX, is the senior class vice president, serves on the yearbook staff, and is captain of her varsity track and field team. Selina is interested in studying physics and business. She is the daughter of Hongbin Li and Guojun Shi of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Minnesota
Eleanor Anne Christianson will graduate this spring from Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota, where she served as National Honor Society President and co-founded a school-wide symposium to foster open conversation among her school community. She founded and led her school’s medical club and participated in primary research as a Lillehei Heart Institute Summer Scholar. Eleanor has played violin since third grade, and has been a member of a choir chosen to sing at a national choral directors conference. She also captained the varsity tennis team, has raced in competitive alpine skiing, and competes on a sailing team. Eleanor is interested in studying psychology and sociology. She is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Christianson of Wayzata, Minnesota.

Mississippi
Clay Bingham Morris will graduate this spring from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where he is an Academic All-American scholar in speech and debate, a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council of Madison, and a member of the Teen Health Mississippi Youth Council. He has served as a March For Our Lives panelist alongside survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School and facilitated discussions at a national Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Clay is a committed runner with his cross-country team and an off-season running club. Also president of his school’s International Club, Clay is interested in studying political science and global studies. He is the son of Michael and Monica Morris of Madison, Mississippi.

New Jersey
* Raymund Namwon Lee (Ray) will graduate this spring from Regis High School in New York, New York, where he co-founded a nonprofit to encourage cultural curiosity and openness to foreign culture in youth by offering language and culture classes. Ray is also co-president of the Christian service club Catalyst, a nationally competitive public forum debater, and a Level One archery instructor. Also a Chinese-language peer tutor and a member of the track team, Ray is interested in pursuing cultural studies and biology at Carolina. He is the son of Ji Young Lee and Edmund Lee of Demarest, New Jersey.

* Taylor Siena Molina will graduate this spring from Leonia High School in Leonia, New Jersey, where she is varsity tennis captain and president of her school’s chapter of the marketing and entrepreneurship program DECA. In her junior year, she was New Jersey DECA Vice President of Public Relations, representing more than 10,000 members. Taylor is also executive council secretary at her school and a student representative for the Leonia Board of Education. She is president of both National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, an intern with a marketing agency, and captain of the Consumer Bowl. Taylor is interested in studying business administration and marketing. She is the daughter of Laurie Molina of Edgewater, New Jersey, and Tony Molina of Orange, Connecticut.

New York
* Kochoe Akosua Nikoi (Cho) will graduate this spring from Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, where she is student body president. As head of the Cultural Alliance, Cho facilitates robust group discussions about culture, identity, and society. She is the vocalist in an independent musical trio that performs regularly at school events, and she captains the varsity track and field team. Cho also enjoys traveling, trail running, and writing. She is interested in studying cognitive science and business. Cho is the daughter of Chris Nikoi of New York, New York.

* Raymund Namwon Lee (Ray) will graduate this spring from Regis High School in New York, New York, where he co-founded a nonprofit to encourage cultural curiosity and openness to foreign culture in youth by offering language and culture classes. Ray is also co-president of the Christian service club Catalyst, a nationally competitive public forum debater, and a Level One archery instructor. Also a Chinese-language peer tutor and a member of the track team, Ray is interested in pursuing cultural studies and biology at Carolina. He is the son of Ji Young Lee and Edmund Lee of Demarest, New Jersey.

Tess Isabella McGrinder will graduate this spring from Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, New York, where she is president of student congress, a Math Counts coach for middle schoolers, and a mock trial prosecutor. For the past several winters, Tess has worked with a service club to collect, make, and buy scarves for homeless people in the area. She also sings and plays piano and guitar for disabled children and adults at a local rehabilitation center, and she helped coordinate an anti-bullying program at her school. Tess has also been a varsity track, tennis, and crew athlete. She hopes to pursue international studies and/or mathematics at Carolina. Tess is the daughter of Gerard and Paddi McGrinder of Niskayuna.

Pennsylvania
* Patrice Miranda McGloin will graduate this spring from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where she works as a prefect, edits the campus arts and literary publication, and serves as the Black Student Union president. Patrice also volunteers at her local library and enjoys reading to children. As co-captain of the varsity volleyball team, Patrice co-runs an off-season volleyball club and additionally enjoys multi-day camping and climbing trips. Having studied abroad in China, Patrice is interested in studying linguistics and international relations. She is the daughter of Valarie Carter and David McGloin of Washington, DC.

South Carolina
Christiana Hope Wayne will graduate this spring from Oakbrook Preparatory School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she serves as student body president and organizes monthly service projects. She also assists immigrants in her community through ESL and citizenship classes, and by organizing legal clinics. Christiana’s passion for the law has led her to shadow Spartanburg’s deputy solicitor and public defender, as well as a federal judge. She is also an award-winning pianist, captain of the varsity Academic Team, captain of the state championship soccer team, and captain of the basketball team. Christiana is interested in studying law and both American and Russian history. She is the daughter of Christopher and Paula Wayne of Moore, South Carolina.

Texas
Evan Maxwell Berkowitch will graduate this spring from Keystone School in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been president of Student Council as well as founder and editor-in-chief of the school’s online newspaper. Evan has also served as vice president for spirituality, mentorship, and communications in the B’nai Brith Youth Organization. Interested in studying biochemistry and psychology at Carolina, Evan has spent three summers working with Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy, where he co-directed recruitment for a clinical study examining the efficacy of a home-based exercise program on prostate cancer biomarkers. Evan is the son of Barbara Bikoff and Craig Berkowitch of San Antonio.

Avni Pandya Singh will graduate this spring from Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas. Avni is the founder of Girl Alliance, designing and patenting technology that allows women to report inappropriate requests for pictures inside mobile apps. She is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer; has written, directed, and edited short films and documentaries; and is a volunteer with the Academy for Global Studies. Avni’s academic interests include business and psychology. She is the daughter of Ranjeev and Arati Singh of Austin.

Virginia
* Senam Mwiza Yawo Adedze will graduate this spring from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, where she is captain of the varsity basketball team, involved in student government, and a leader in St. Ann Invictus Youth Group. She also plans her school’s annual diversity day, volunteers with Work Camp in rural Virginia, and edits poetry for her school’s literary magazine. Senam is interested in studying physics and comparative politics. She is the daughter of Pascasie Adedze of Annandale, Virginia, and Agbenyega Adedze of Normal, Illinois.

Mishka Morenike Philizaire will graduate this spring from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, where she a coordinator of TJ Techstravaganza, a free STEM fair that attracts more than 4,000 underrepresented elementary and middle school students, parents, and teachers in the DC area. Mishka also volunteers at Jill’s House, an overnight respite for families of children with intellectual disabilities. Mishka is vice president of the Black Student Union, a tutor and mentor for economically disadvantaged middle schoolers, and a member of the varsity lacrosse team. Mishka is interested in studying computer science and engineering. She is the daughter of Marc and Aicha Philizaire of Alexandria, Virginia.

Ethan James Phillips will graduate this spring from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, where he is student body vice president, captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and an Eagle Scout. As founder and chair of his school’s mental health coalition, Ethan facilitates dialogue between parents, teachers, and students to incorporate mental health considerations in school policy. Every week, Ethan volunteers as a swim instructor for children with developmental disabilities, in addition to volunteering at his church as a lead server. He is interested in studying biochemistry and and public policy. Ethan is the son of Katherine and Robert Phillips of Fairfax, Virginia.

Washington, DC
* Senam Mwiza Yawo Adedze will graduate this spring from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, where she is captain of the varsity basketball team, involved in student government, and a leader in St. Ann Invictus Youth Group. She also plans her school’s annual diversity day, volunteers with Work Camp in rural Virginia, and edits poetry for her school’s literary magazine. Senam is interested in studying physics and comparative politics. She is the daughter of Pascasie Adedze of Annandale, Virginia, and Agbenyega Adedze of Normal, Illinois.

* Amalia Gabriela Marmolejos will graduate this spring from Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, Maryland, where she leads the student diversity board and the Hispanic affinity group, captains the swim team, and dances with a Mexican folkloric ballet troupe. Following the March For Our Lives, Amalia organized the marketing campaign for a well-attended town hall meeting on gun control measures for residents of the 6th and 8th Congressional Districts with U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin and John Delaney. Amalia has studied abroad in Colombia and taught English in Spain. She is interested in pursuing international studies and political science at Carolina. Amalia is the daughter of Laura Cordero and Policarpio Marmolejos of Washington, DC.

* Patrice Miranda McGloin will graduate this spring from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where she works as a prefect, edits the campus arts and literary publication, and serves as the Black Student Union president. Patrice also volunteers at her local library and enjoys reading to children. As captain of the varsity volleyball team, Patrice co-runs an off-season volleyball club and additionally enjoys multi-day camping and climbing trips. Having studied abroad in China, Patrice is interested in studying linguistics and political science. She is the daughter of Valarie Carter and David McGloin of Washington, DC.

Simon Nayak Palmore will graduate this spring from St. Albans School in Washington, DC, where he is senior class president, student council prefect, cross country team captain, and editor-in-chief of the school paper. Simon has led the school’s annual diversity forum, participated in a five-week exchange with a school in South Africa, and won a school travel grant to study American companies in Vietnam. He is also a volunteer with a DC food bank, a leader for the Gender Sexuality Alliance, and a varsity baseball player. As a member of the government club, Simon is interested in studying political science as well as Spanish. He is the son of Joseph and Tara Palmore of Washington, DC.

International

Canada
Shi Nan Feng (Amy) will graduate this spring from Port Moody Secondary School in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. She has won Most Outstanding Wrestler at her school three times, in addition to winning the zone championships and placing fourth at the provincial championships. She is a nationally ranked water polo player who established a provincial championship-winning team, and she is a certified water polo coach for a separate provincial championship-winning team. Also a member of the school cross-country and swim teams, Amy has won the Athletic Excellence, Top Swimmer, and Senior Athlete of the Year awards. A volunteer at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Amy is interested in studying biostatistics and neuroscience. She is the daughter of Xuan Shi and Zhi Yu Feng of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Nina Simone Fisher will graduate this spring from Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, where she is student body president and an executive member of the Relay for Life council. Nina is also a professional actor, having performed in multiple television commercials, and a former competitive dancer. She is an accomplished public speaker in addition to being a well-rounded athlete who has tried field hockey, cross-country, rugby, wrestling, swim, running, and soccer. Nina is interested in studying psychology and neuroscience. She is the daughter of Mark and Dina Fisher of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Aryan Jwalant Talati will graduate this spring from Henry Wise Wood Senior High School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he is the youngest volunteer with the Emergency Department at South Health Campus. Aryan was unable to be with his grandfather during his final moments; he is now part of the No One Dies Alone program to prevent others from experiencing their last moments by themselves. He also serves on his school’s student council, has won local and national math contests, and organizes fundraisers and awareness events for marginalized populations. Aryan is interested in studying science, medicine, mathematics, and computing. He is the son of Lopabahen Talati and Jwalant Talati of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Costa Rica
Julian Ruben Goldner will graduate this spring from Lincoln High School in Santo Domingo De Heredia, Costa Rica. An avid gardener, Julian is the founder and CEO of a social business that produces biodegradable flower pots. Captain of the school cross-country and track teams, Julian also founded a club that teaches running techniques to local children. He is senior class president, National Honor Society secretary, and Mu Alpha Theta treasurer. He also enjoys hiking and watching Brazilian films. Julian is interested in studying sustainable development and biomedical engineering. He is the son of Fredjoseph Goldner and Carmen Porras of San Jose, Costa Rica.

England
Lucy-Rose Dyson will graduate this spring from New College Pontefract in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. As a prefect and student ambassador, she leads peer mentoring sessions in chemistry, reading, and math. She also volunteers at Barnardo’s Children’s charity shop, is a commissioned artist, and has applied trigonometry to help her father with steel engineering. In addition to playing badminton and hockey, Lucy-Rose has completed five Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions in wild country. She is interested in studying mathematics and languages including Spanish, Italian, and Turkish. Lucy-Rose is the daughter of Gretta Dyson of Barnsley, England, and Gary Dyson of Barnsley, England.

Roli Enonuya will graduate this spring from Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School in Rochester, Kent, England, where she leads a literacy mentoring program for children. Roli is also captain of the varsity netball team, a psychology prefect, senior representative for the school Parent and Teachers Association, and a volunteer with an outreach program for homeless people. Roli is the first black female vice-chair of Medway Youth Council. She is interested in studying international relations and modern languages. She is the daughter of Modupe Enonuya of Rochester, England, and the late Monday Enonuya of Sapele, Nigeria.

Meagan Jacqueline Harrington will graduate this spring from Alton College in Hampshire, England. At her prior school, she served as head girl and was the founder, coach, and umpire of the school hockey club. She volunteers annually with her church holiday club, was involved in founding and running a school humanities club, and has tutored peers in biology. She is also an Explorer scout. Meagan is interested in studying anthropology and sociology. She is the daughter of Paul and Melanie Harrington of Farnham, England.

Junead Khan will graduate this spring from the Langley Academy in Slough, Berkshire, England, where he is head boy, the Youth Parliament Representative for Slough, and captain of Thames Valley Youth Football Club. After directing a sports day for children at the local community center, Junead was elected Slough’s representative for the National Citizen Service Local Youth Board. Additionally, he volunteers as a tutor for children with learning difficulties and helped found his school’s first competitive debating team. Also CEO of an online football apparel company that won Company of the Year in a regional competition, Junead is interested in studying computer science and entrepreneurship. He is the son of Chand and Shahnawaz Khan of Slough, England.

Germany
Webster Woltersdorf will graduate this spring from UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg, Germany, where he leads the TED-Ed Club and works with young speakers developing their presentation skills. He also provides support to classmates struggling with mental health issues as a peer supporter, tends to sick and injured students as a first responder, and plays soccer and volleyball. Webster is interested in studying biology, chemistry, and economics. He is the son of Ulrike and Wolfram Woltersdorf of Leipzig, Germany.

Hong Kong
Eugenia Cheuk Yin Chow will graduate this spring from Chinese International School in Hong Kong SAR, China, where she is on the Kids4Kids Advocates Leadership Team, which organizes events to encourage youth empowerment and provide students with equal educational opportunities. Eugenia also led a waste-reduction effort at her school. She has reported stories as a journalist for Hong Kong’s popular youth newspaper, set a school record on an elite cross-country team, and represented her school at an overseas netball tournament. Eugenia is interested in studying psychology and environmental studies. She is the daughter of Edmund Chow and Blossom Lee of Hong Kong.


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