Lauryn McMiller was named the Duke University Durham Public Schools Student of the Month for July.
The recent graduate of Hillside New Tech holds a 4.5 weighted GPA and has been active in school and civic organizations.
Lauryn served as a member of the French Club, vice president of the National Honor Society, senior class president, a member of the New Tech School Improvement Team.
She serves as an usher and member of the rest home ministry for her church.
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Lauryn will attend UNC-Chapel Hill and major in Environmental Science. She said she’d like to eventually have a career in environmental policy and wants to make sure that the environment is preserved for future generations.
Lauryn credits her family as her biggest inspiration and said her family motivates her by constantly encouraging her and showing the value of education.