Head of the Class 2023: Mariam Parray, Pulaski Academy

Mariam Parray
Pulaski Academy

GPA: 4.71

College attending: University of Virginia

Colleges accepted to: University of Pennsylvania Huntsman Program, Cornell University, Washington and Lee University

Honors & Achievements:  American Foreign Service Association High School Essay Contest winner, John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest semifinalist, National History Day national finalist and Outstanding Affiliate Award winner, Arkansas Women’s Action for New Directions board member, Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice board member, Jefferson Scholarship recipient

Career goal: I plan to pursue a degree in law or medicine.

Tell us about the teacher, coach or administrator who made a difference in your life: Throughout the past four years Mr. Bill Topich has not only shaped me into an excellent researcher and writer, but also given me a stronger sense of confidence, intellectual curiosity and empathy. His guidance reaches far beyond the classroom and holds an immeasurable impact on my life.

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