SOPHIE POOLE, 2018 Scholar, Mercer Island High School

Like Stanley Ann Dunham, I wrote for the newspaper at Mercer Island High School. Like Stanley Ann Dunham, I was not afraid to speak truth to power. Like Stanley Ann Dunham, I learned to challenge the status quo.

High School Activities and Volunteer Work:

Co-Editor in Chief, MIHS student newspaper
Co-President and Founder, MIHS Stay Woke Club
Leader, Movement for Gender-Neutral Restrooms at MIHS
Organizer, Write-In to protest Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar
Playwright, Village Theatre Kidstage Originals New Musical Program
Board member, Teen Tix Program

Update: Rising freshman, Barnard College

In her own words (from the 2018 Award Ceremony):

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