Meet Our Scholars - Class of 2021

Listed below are the Scholars from the class of 2021. Congratulations to our first class of Scholars!

Esther Effiong (she/her/hers)

STEM
Ibibio (Nigerian Indigenous language)

My name is Esther Effiong. I'm a senior. I moved into the United states few years ago. I intend to attend college after high school. In school I'm involved in clubs like Debate, speech, Model Un, Mosaic, Interact Board.

Final Project: Reproductive Healthcare-Wellbeing of Women in Guatemala

My research was about how accessible it is for women to gain access to the proper reproductive care they need. And during my research I realized that In it is really difficult for women most especially the poor and the Indigenous women to get reproductive care and this is due to the disparities.

Rhea Hammond (she/her/hers)

STEM
French
Borneo 2021 Expedition

Bio coming soon!

Final Project: Sustainable Consumption (Podcast)

This Podcast addresses the question of how communities are moving towards or already sustainably consuming food and everyday products. Through extensive research, we talk about what globally has been done by looking at France's actions and we also look at what has locally been done in Minneapolis. In addition, we cover sustainable consumption in general and what effect it has on the world. This topic falls under the United Nations 12th Sustainable Goal which is also addressed in the podcast. And I get the honor to interview Megan Leill. In the end, I talk about how one can get more involved if inclined and the possible ways to get started in consuming more consciously.

Emma Johnson (she/her/hers)

STEM & Fine Arts
French
Model G20 Summit 2021, Borneo 2021 Expedition

Hi! My name is Emma and I am a senior at EHS. I am an ardent environmental protectionist with a love for science and paleontology. In school, I am a member of orchestra, the Project Earth Club, the Interact club, and more. After high school, I plan on majoring in Geology or Biology and I hope to travel abroad. I'm very excited to be a part of the RGS Program this year!

Aashna Kumar (he/her/hers)

STEM & Fine Arts
French
Model G20 Summit 2021, Borneo 2021 Expedition

Aashna has a passion for protecting the environment and countries from around the world coming together to do so. She has lived all over the world throughout her life and is so excited to be able to connect service, a global understanding, and STEM together in the RGS Program! Aashna will be completing her capstone project this semester (spring 2021).

Nick Landon (he/him/his)

STEM
Borneo 2021 Expedition

Bio coming soon!

Final Project: Blue Helmets: A critical and pragmatic study of the United Nations peacekeeping forces (Podcast)

The United Nations is globally regarded as a harbinger of justice, peace, and security, but how effective is it at executing this role? Today we take a critical look at the executive arm of the UN, its peacekeeping force. With a focus on Africa, scholar Nick Landon takes an in-depth look at some of the UN’s former and current engagements in the region, pointing out flaws in operation and practice and proposing solutions to resolve them and create a better force for global security. From Rwanda to the DRC, this engaging and thoughtful podcast is sure to give you food for thought.

Paige More (she/her/hers)

Fine Arts
French
France 2014, Model UN Conferences, & Borneo 2021 Expedition

Paige attended Normandale French Immersion, and is fluent in French. She plays violin in the EHS Concert Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. She has always been passionate about learning about other cultures and cannot wait to continue her travels in college. She is planning on majoring in Statistics with French minor in college.

Sophia Zak (she/her/hers)

STEM
French
Model UN National Conference, Borneo 2021 Expedition

Hi! My name is Sophia and I am a senior. I went to Normandale French Immersion, so I'm a fluent French speaker and love the language. I'm involved in a wide-range of activities, from orchestra (cello), club soccer, Model UN, World Quest Club, and many more. I'm planning on majoring in Math or Chemistry in college with an international relations minor.

 
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