Courtney is going to become a teacher in ten short months. Her experience attending Emory helped her appreciate that she was fortunate to an opportunity that many kids from her community didn’t have – and she wants to help change that.
Oby graduated from Emory University this May with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. She is currently enrolled in a postbaccalaureate Biomedical Science Masters program at Wake Forest, and she’ll be applying for medical school in the fall. And if that isn't impressive enough, she also found time this spring to join The Graide Network, quickly became a top-performing and versatile Graider.
Becca is a junior at the University of Chicago who is currently studying poverty and education in Spain at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Becca is majoring in Comparative Human Development and Public Policy. UChicago doesn’t offer an education degree, but that didn’t stop Becca from pursuing her passion.
“Andrew is a KEEPER! He did an EXCELLENT job with the comments. He now holds the record for "BEST COMMENTS EVER" because they were so detailed and useful.” Learn more about Andrew Martin from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his helpful tips on how to be a superstar Graider (hint: preparation and clarification).
Cas' middle school English and journalism teacher made a lasting impression on the type of teacher that they aspire to be – one that connects with students through playful nicknames and engaging in meaningful personal discussions. Cas faces a unique challenge in fulfilling this vision because they identify as non-binary.
"In addition to these tools, living the 'teacher life,' though not full out, was the most powerful tool STF gave me because it led me to the most important discovery I made as a Summer Teaching Fellow with Uncommon: discovering who I am as a teacher. Finding my teaching identity has been a journey, but this summer I understood the science of teaching and the art of teaching, and how the right combination of both can have incredible outcomes."
"Our mission is to provide high school students with the opportunity to develop professionalism and practice using their skills in real-world internships. We believe that gaining work experience will prepare students for life after graduation, give them an advantage in all application processes, and, most importantly, help them develop their passions and talents in a variety of sectors."
"The Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honors Societies, MASC/MAHS, is a state leadership organization that encourages middle and high school students to dwell in their personal leadership potential." We love it already! Learn more about their summer program and opportunities to get involved from all-star Graider, Meg Luther.