School: Chapel Hill, Senior
Overall GPA: 4.6 on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced courses
Athletics: 3 years varsity soccer and 2 years varsity football.
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Favorite course in school: AP U.S. Government, taught by Adam Sanders
I was fascinated to learn: The power of social media and 25-year-old men’s ideas – the Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $100 million for ALS.
Most inspiring teacher: Veena Rajan, Honors Civics and Economics, Chapel Hill High
A book that had an impact on my life was: “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand. I realized how the discipline in sports allowed Louis Zamperini to survive the atrocities of war. It is this discipline from sports that I use to face adversity today.
It is hard to believe that we used to: Not recycle.
Who epitomizes what a good American should be: John F. Kennedy led the U.S. through the internal struggles of Civil Rights by embracing all Americans while also tackling the Cold War.
Whose life inspires you: Bill Gates, Microsoft creator and philanthropist who puts millions of dollars toward education.
Three people you wish you could meet: Albert Einstein, the most famous dyslexic who showed us anything can be taught; David Beckham, who is a role model athlete; Bob Marley, musician.
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: Scuba diving; serene and peaceful.
I wish I had been there for : Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.