Steven Cayea | Deer Park, New York
Carswell Scholar

What is your favorite tradition at Wake?

“Definitely Pitsgiving! It was a great tradition and some really good food with almost the entirety of campus.”


Mason Goodwyn | Leesburg, Virginia
Gordon Scholar

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Rahmir Holloway | Newark, New Jersey
Gordon Scholar


Alisha Kamath | Raleigh, North Carolina
Grayly Scholar

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

“Be yourself! There are so many great opportunities at Wake and no matter who you are or what you’re interested, you will find the perfect place for you.”

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James Li | Kernersville, North Carolina
Carswell Scholar


Aidan Norris | Kampala, Uganda
Stamps Scholar

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

“Be confident in yourself. Understand that you will make mistakes, but know that you can and will recover from them. Remember that everyone around you is still learning their place in the world, and you are no different from them. Trust that you will find your way, and live the questions that come from not knowing yet.”

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Amanda Peake | Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar


Addison Schmidt | Clemmons, North Carolina
Stamps Scholar

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

“Just be yourself! Focus on what sparks your interests, don’t be afraid to try new things, and ask for help- of any kind- when you need it. Also, don’t worry about having everything figured out, none of us do. The more open-minded you are, the better off you’ll be :)”


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Lillie Sutton | Clemmons, North Carolina
Carswell Scholar

What is your favorite book?

“One of my favorite books is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. That’s probably my favorite book, but some other top picks include Educated (Tara Westover), The Lucifer Effect (Philip Zimbardo), The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), and Becoming (Michelle Obama).”


Mercer Webb | Raleigh, North Carolina
Gordon Scholar

What is a organization/club you like being involved in?

Traditions Council: It is so fun to brainstorm new traditions for WFU and continue ones that have been in place for so long.”


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Wendy Wei | Lexington, Kentucky
Reynolds Scholar

What is one of your favorite classes?

“Right now, Philosophy of Emotions with Dr. Gallegos — incredibly cool professor, engaging discussions, and fun field trips!