BackgroundInterview Date:May 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: I went to a public school outside of Atlanta with about 500 students in my graduating class. I think the demographics broke down to be around 60% African-American, 30% Hispanic, and then like 10% White. Our principals pushed doing something with yourself after high school. College was pushed, but along with that, they pushed for trade schools, joining the military, and things like that.
Extracurricular Activities: I play club soccer, I’m in the Black Student Coalition, I’m in Textures Healthy Living Club, and I’m a Questbridge scholar. Outside of Davidson, I’m part of the Charlotte Collegiate Institute.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Charlotte Collegiate Institute is sort of like the child organization of the Institute of Responsible Citizenship. It’s for African-American males and it’s an enrichment, community service, and leadership program where every other week on Saturday we go over enrichment, personal branding, and goals. We have leaders from all over Charlotte come speak to us from various sectors. It was impactful because with the personal branding it helped me define what I want to do early on. Even if I’m not sure of what specific job field I want to go in to, I know what I want to work with and what purpose I want to do it with. It helped me find purpose with