Our honorees' inspiring stories are now posted on the 2018 Awards of Valor page. The chance of one high school student getting accepted into one U. The nominations were so impressive the finalists were increased to nine. She is among the 150 winners out of about 86,000 students nationwide who applied for the competitive scholarship. The Foreign Policy Research Institute to host two events The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. White-Thorpe does not just stop at her love for public speaking.
She is heavily involved in the Harvard community. The Selma Contest captured and received more than 1. A community with voice creates better schools, better government, and a better life for us all. Ifeona White-Thorpe, a New Jersey teenager has to make a decision soon most high school seniors can only dream of -- deciding on which Ivy League school to attend in the fall. He has a bucket list that includes jet skiing from Lagos to London.
Follow him on twitter at. Ifeoma White-Thorpe, from New Jersey, said she received word earlier this week that she had also earned the distinction. In 2014, Common played Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel in the widely- acclaimed Selma movie. The three finalists recited their speeches and essays in front of the audience and were met with standing ovations. Andes honored White-Thorpe with a special Denville pin and very nice remarks. Her parents, Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe, say it is totally up to her to decide where she will go.
But what are the chances that four students get accepted into all eight Ivy League universities? As a senior at Harvard, she was named as one of the 50 smartest teenagers in the world, a feat that earned her a meeting to The White House to meet President Obama. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. White-Thorpe already has plans for her scholarship, as she wants to study at Brown University. And just like his clubmates, Vazquez has yet to make a decision. Ifeoma says she plans to study biology and pursue a career in public health, but she has a hunch that it is her poetry that got her noticed in her applications. Ifeoma White Thorpe says her interests are in biology and life sciences. So Ifeoma is now saddled with the envious task of choosing the school to go to.
She wants to study biology and pursue a career in global health. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Her parents said the choice is totally up to her; White-Thorpe said she just doesn't know yet. But then more letters began rolling in. In the community, she also serves as the treasurer for Morris County Teen Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. On the bus ride home, young King and his three companions were told to give up their seats to a white couple who had just boarded the bus, and they stood for several hours on their way back to Atlanta. Newser — Ifeoma White-Thorpe is going places.
There are striking parallels between the two writings. On top of that, she was also accepted into Stanford University, John Hopkins University, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, New York University, Amherst College and several others. The teenager already has quite an impressive list of accomplishments. However, recently, White-Thorpe won a national essay contest, at the age of 15. At first, she was solely focused on Harvard — the first school to officially give her the green light.
Her mind was made up, and her heart was set on the university. Adam Clark may be reached at. The Long Island, New York native who crossed a single state border to attend Yale, had intimidating credentials before attending a first day at college: had written an e-book: Hacking College Admission which is available on amazon. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt. What do you think needs to be done today to protect individual freedom and self-determination? Ultimately, her final decision may come down to finance and sponsorship. . She can add another elite school to the mix as well -- she also got into Stanford.
Jones launched two brand new initiatives: cut50 is a bipartisan communications campaign to cut the prison population in half in 10 years — by forging unlikely alliances, popularizing alternatives to incarceration, and turning the moral and economic catastrophe of mass incarceration into a mainstream, voting issue. The competition about individual freedom and self-determination received nearly 800 submissions and garnered over 4. I will be ravishing in the way that I sew my words together to create a beautiful, unmitigated harmony. There could possibly be more. That is one of 86,000 students in the United States. Ifeoma White-Thorpe, 18 Ifeoma White-Thorpe is a current undergraduate student at Harvard University, pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Government. It has been widely written that the high school speech Dr.
Tozour; President Emeritus of the National Liberty Museum, and C. She is the co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund, the organization representing the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Out of 800 overall submissions, White-Thorpe walked away the grand prize winner of the contest. This valedictorian , but didn't sweep the Ivy League. She gave an acceptance speech, Education is essential for change, and I aspire to be that change which shows a very focused student. Ifeoma, who wants to study biology and enter the global health field, decided to shoot for the stars when applying to colleges.