Meet the Star Students

By Juliana Mudd

Pictured: Cecy Ayala,

Perhaps one of the first words that comes to mind when thinking both of stars and of students is “bright.” When describing this particular group of star students, “bright” is nothing short of an understatement. These young men and women — all with diverse interests, backgrounds and accomplishments — are self-aware, humble and articulate in a way many people twice their age still aspire to be. They speak with enthusiasm about their passions, with modesty about their academic achievements and with discernment about their ambitions. They have potential in spades and — what’s even better — the willpower to turn that potential into their reality. Read our conversations with these outstanding students and discover more about their goals, the life lessons they’ve learned from teachers and parents, and the advice they would offer fellow students.

Click here to read about each of this year’s star students.

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