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Nick Aime | Fayetteville, North Carolina
Gordon Scholar


Leanna Bernish | Clemmons, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

What’s your favorite class?

“Freshman Year: Introduction to Buddhism, Sophomore Year: Problems of Philosophy or Commencing with Character, Junior Year: Stay tuned!”


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Jae Canetti | Fairfax, Virginia
Stamps Scholar


Micaela Ciambrone | Northport, New York
Stamps Scholar

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Ritt Culbreth | Harrisonburg, Virginia
Stamps Scholar


Abbi Fister | Lexington, Kentucky
Stamps Scholar

What’s your favorite tradition at Wake?

“Hit the Bricks!”

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Emily Foley | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stamps Scholar


Ana Garcia-Velez | Miami, Florida
Stamps Scholar

Name an organization/club you like being involved with?

“I love being a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Panel because it is truly an honor to work closely with the Dean of the College and give our student perspective on important topics and decisions that define the Wake academic experience!

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Anna Gartner | Charlotte, North Carolina
Carswell Scholar


Tahjanee Givens | Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

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Mackenzie Jackson | Charlotte, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

What advice do you have for your fellow or prospective Scholars?

“Don’t change who you are for anyone because you will find people that you click with — don’t try to conform to some invisible standard that makes you uncomfortable.


Aditya Jamwal | Morrisville, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

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Rebekah Lassiter | Collierville, Tennessee
Graylyn Scholar

Name an organization/club you like being involved with?

Campus Kitchen and Project Pumpkin because I love being apart of the ways that Wake Forest connects with Winston-Salem and the broader community, outside of the university gates.


Dulce Lopez Alvarez | Greensboro, North Carolina
Gordon Scholar

Name an organization/club you like being involved with?

“One of my favorite organizations on campus is the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS). OLAS has been instrumental in helping me find a piece of home on Wake’s campus as well as connecting with other Latinx identifying students!”


Jasmine Marshall | Clemmons, North Carolina
Reynolds Scholar

What advice do you have for your fellow or prospective Scholars?

“As scholars, we all tend to be perfectionistic over-achievers, so my greatest piece of advice would be to try not to stress out about the future so much, and just enjoy your time at Wake! Four years goes by awfully fast — I can’t believe I’m already a junior — so make the most of it while you’re here by living in the moment and creating lifelong memories with your friends.”


Gabi Overcast-Hawks | Durham, North Carolina
Reynolds Scholar

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Cate Pitterle | Cary, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

What is your favorite tradition at Wake?

“The Lovefeast is my favorite tradition. I got to attend for the first time this past December and it was beautiful — hundreds of Wake community members coming together to sing and pray.”


Sofia Ramirez Pedroza | Ponte Vedra, Florida
Stamps Scholar

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Rucker Robinson | Suwanee, Georgia
Stamps Scholar

What is your favorite tradition at Wake?

“I think one of my favorite traditions here at Wake has to be Pitsgiving. The Pit gets absolutely mobbed by everyone on campus for an entire day, clubs and friend groups make spreadsheets to save a table, and the food is lights-out as the entire dining hall becomes a Thanksgiving smorgasbord. I absolutely love it, the memories with friends are amazing and it helps to bring up the mood in a time of the fall semester when everyone is feeling burnt out!


Caroline Searcy | Wilson, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

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Sid Subramanian | Lewisville, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar


Nia Thompson | Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Stamps Scholar

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Austin Torain | Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
Gordon Scholar


Eric Wang | Cary, North Carolina
Reynolds Scholar

What advice do you have for your fellow or prospective Scholars?

“If you were passionate about something (an activity, extracurricular, hobby) in high school, find ways to utilize Wake’s resources to continue involving yourself and delving deeper in that activity in college.”

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John-Hewlett West | Wilmington, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

Name an activity you like being involved with?

“Getting involved with biochemical research outside of regular coursework labs has been incredibly rewarding. I’ve been introduced to scientific material and practices that have made me a better student in the lab and overall, not to mention getting the opportunity to work with an engaged and hardworking team.”


Una Wilson | Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Carswell Scholar

What is your favorite podcast?

“If you were passionate about something (an activity, Hands down, my favorite podcast would have to be Radiolab from WNYC studios. Each week, I get to listen to a new episode featuring a deep dive into some science or philosophy related topic. The knowledge I’ve gained from this podcast has often been the basis of a conversation-starter, a contribution to a class discussion, and the spark that started my love for biology.

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Nick Zuga | Stevenson, Maryland
Stamps Scholar

Name an organization/club you like being involved with?

“I play Club Water Polo at Wake Forest and really enjoy it because it’s a nice break from academics and is a great place to meet new people and be a part of a team.”