Meet the Scholars
John Anderson is from the south suburbs of Chicago and attends Southland College Prep. In the past, he has created articles and filmed multiple news pieces. John is a member of the Speech and Drama team, the junior class president, and a member of the National Honor Society. In the future, he some day wishes to host his own political satire talk show and act in multiple films and TV shows.
Annie Booz is a rising senior at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is an editor for her school newspaper and the Media Editor-in-Chief for the North Carolina Youth and Government program. Annie is also a member of her school’s dance team and has been dancing since she was three years old. She plans to major in Journalism and hopes to one day work for a company such as CNN.
Ebony Bryant resides in Timberlake, North Carolina and recently graduated from Cresset Christian Academy. In 2014 and 2015, her writing was published in the ACSI Writing Festival book and she has participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Additionally, Ebony completed a novel in November and is an adamant reader who one day hopes to become a book editor.
Cayla Clements is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is a student at Reynolds High School, where she writes for their acclaimed newspaper Pine Whispers. After serving as a section editor her junior year, Cayla is excited to be a managing editor of Pine Whispers this upcoming school year. Cayla would like to continue her journalism experience in a communications career, as well as being active in her community. In between her piles of homework, Cayla enjoys working in the Child Watch at her local YMCA, playing the flute, volunteering and obsessing over Broadway musicals.
Andrew Council lives in Robersonville, North Carolina and attends South Creek High School. Andrew is in his school’s Student Government Association, Science Club, and the Interact Club. He loves music, writing poetry and traveling. One day he hopes to be an investigative journalist or a public relations specialist.
Zoe Pharo is from Durham, North Carolina. At Durham Academy, Zoe has served on her school’s newspaper, The Green and White, for two years, and loves evolving through writing, whether it is journalistic, creative nonfiction, or spoken word. Besides writing, she can usually be found playing tennis or soccer, walking her dog, perfecting her ping pong skills, hanging out with her friends, practicing piano, adding to her Spotify playlist, watching Friends or sleeping. Zoe is interested in combining her love for both writing and science in the future, and hopes to continue to use words to aid communication and share the truths that she encounters.
Trevor Stevenson is from Charlotte, NC and is a rising senior at Hickory Ridge High School. Trevor has been in his school’s broadcasting class since his sophomore year. He loves playing soccer and making videos. Trevor’s ultimate career goal is to be a producer of a nationally syndicated news network.
Delaney Sullivan is from a small town in NC called Semora, close to the Virginia border. Her family is from Long Island, so they frequently travel back and forth. Delaney has been in journalism since seventh grade and fell in love with both journalistic and creative writing in ninth grade when she entered her first serious journalism class at Roxboro Community School. Delaney plans to major in mass communication and minor in either journalism or psychology.
Allayne Thomas, a rising senior at William G Enloe High, is known to some of her close friends and family as Laney. She was born in Brooklyn and moved to Raleigh when she was three. Allayne is determined and hardworking and has experience as a co-centerfold editor and staff writer at her school newspaper. She also loves to relax and just hang out with friends. Lastly, she loves commenting on social justice issues within the United States and has future goals of being involved in both journalism and law.
Marin Wolf is a student at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is an intern at the online education journal EducationNC and the co-editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook, Hillife. In her free time, Marin plays indoor and sand volleyball, is president of the Junior Class Council, and runs writing groups at local elementary schools. Marin hopes to one day work as a journalist or a teacher.
Raised in Charlotte, NC, and currently a junior at East Mecklenburg High, Hanna Wondmagegn has actively been involved in her school and community. An avid reader and writer, she has pursued her passion of journalism by working on the school’s newspaper The Eagle for two years both as a staff writer and as an upcoming managing editor. Hanna also splits her time between leading the school’s Special Olympic sector Project Unify and representing the Junior Class on Junior Board.
Kitty Zheng is from Manhattan, New York and grew up in Burgaw, North Carolina. She has taken yearbook class at Pender High since sophomore year, and likes to play volleyball and soccer in her free time. Kitty would like to major in either computer science or journalism in college.