Meadow Kelly
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts

GPA: 3.9

College attending: Rice University

Colleges accepted to: Rice University

Honors & Achievements: Questbridge Nation match recipient, Duke TIP grand recognition, two-time Arkansas all-region band, first place computer science Arkansas West Central Regional Science Fair, 93rd percentile score on the National Spanish Exam

Career goal: I plan on becoming an applied mathematician with a focus on quantum computing networks.

Tell us about the teacher, coach or administrator who made a difference in your life: Dr. Dempster has had a significant impact on my life outside of school thanks to his work on instilling confidence and passion in all of his students. I had never played a solo in a band until I was under his instruction, nor had I the courage to make mistakes in front of so many of my peers, but thanks to his encouragement, I have matured into a confident young woman who isn't afraid to put herself out there.