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After ESA

ESA promoted its first class of 8th graders in 2017.  Our ESA graduates have gone on to many different high schools and now are embarking to college and the workforce.  Below are just a few of our alumni along with some details about their post-ESA paths.

sara nyarangi

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Wake Forest High School

Post High School: Northeastern University

Accomplishments/Awards: Awarded a full scholarship in addition to $10,000 from 156 Massey Apartments Scholarship.

madelaine castleman

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Millbrook High School

Post High School: UNC - Chapel Hill

Accomplishments/Awards: International Baccalaureate Diploma; International Baccalaureate  Academic Achievement award for graduating class; Biological and Life Sciences Award from Millbrook HS; Founder/President of Triangle Smiles; President/Founder Science National Honors Society at Millbrook HS.

Current Activities: Research Intern in the Global Institute for Infectious Disease at UNC School of Medicine research PrEP for formerly incarcerated individuals (FIT for PrEP)

Sophie Sinton-Covens

Sophie
Sinton-Covens

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Longleaf School of the Arts

Post High School: Wake Tech Community College

Favorite Memory from ESA:  Science Olympiad for sure. I took part in eighth grade, and even won a medal! It helped me realize that a career in science might be for me! 

 

Laynie triblehorn

Graduated from ESA: in 2018

High School Attended: Research Triangle High School

Post High School: University of Georgia

Favorite Memory from ESA: Was our field trip to see the solar eclipse.  It was such a great, once in a lifetime experience that I still cherish to this day.

How did ESA prepare you for high school or post high school: ESA really prepared me to learn independently.  I had to learn to organize myself and really take charge of my learning. Skills which were vital to my success in high school and now college.

Jaidyn Graham

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Franklinton High School

Post High School: UNC - Charlotte

Accomplishments/Awards: Deans List, President of Rhoer Club

Roland lewis iii

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Wake Forest High School

Post High School: North Carolina State University

Accomplishments/Awards: 2nd place Vex Robotics State Competition, Magna Cum Laude (Wake Forest High School), Dean's List (NCSU)

sarah morrow

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Millbrook High School & Homeschooled

Post High School: Gardner-Webb University

Accomplishments/Awards: Deans List (Gardner-Webb University)

adam challgren

Graduated from ESA: in 2017

High School Attended: Sanderson High School

Post High School: North Carolina State University

Accomplishments/Awards: Eagle Scout, Magna Cum Laude (Sanderson High School)