T ’15, Tampa, FL
Sarah obtained an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Hillsborough High School. Sarah balanced her rigorous academic pursuits with both athletics and community service. Specifically, she served as captain of the girls’ varsity rowing team. Her work as President of the school’s Ophelia Club and service as liaison to the county-wide board of Ophelia are what best define her. Her passion is working to empower girls and young women in the community to become self-effectuating and to achieve their maximum potential. Sarah values diversity, self-awareness, and positive thinking. Her major is still undecided, but she plans to minor in education. Her academic interests are women’s studies and cultural anthropology. She currently serves as an after school tutor in the Durham community and looks forward to serving the community in more ways. Being selected to receive the Reginaldo Howard scholarship was a dream come true for Sarah, whose parents are both Duke alumni, and she considers it a true blessing to become a part of the legacy of Reginaldo Howard. Already Sarah has come to appreciate the vast resources that the program offers and has been the inspired by the intellectual passions and camaraderie of the Reggie community. Her hope is to bring to the Reggie community this same passion, both in her academic endeavors and her community service.