Kamryn Marie Burton (Kamryn) will graduate this spring from Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she serves as senior class president and president of the Spanish Honor Society. Kamryn serves as founder and executive director of Girls Lead 2, Inc., a nonprofit focused on leadership equity and women’s empowerment. She is also the teen president of the Queen City chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a Gold Award Girl Scout (Troop 851, Hornets Nest Council), a writer for Wisteria Magazine, and a company dancer in Danse Élan’s Contemporary Youth Company. A lover of the arts, Kamryn enjoys teaching dance to preschool and elementary students, choreographing musical numbers for community theatres, and volunteering as an intern at an arts summer camp. Kamryn is passionate about reducing the effects of healthcare disparities and medical mistrust in marginalized communities. At Carolina, she is interested in studying biology on the pre-med track. Kamryn is the daughter of Aneta and Ken Burton of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anais Isabela Delgado (Anais) will graduate this spring from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she serves as president of the National English Honor Society and treasurer of the National Honor Society. Anais will graduate with an Academy of Engineering diploma and will receive a white coat for her completion of the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences pathway. Anais is an active member of her school’s Science National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, HOSA, Multicultural Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Interact Club, and Drama Club. At Carolina, she is interested in studying biomedical engineering with a minor in Spanish and a pre-medicine concentration. At UNC, she is also a Chancellor’s Science Scholar and a Global Gap Year Fellow. Anais is the daughter of Millie Chevere and Peter Delgado of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Letrell Quentin Grady (Trell) will graduate this spring from Cato Middle College High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he serves as Student Government Association (SGA) president and the founder/president of Motivated Men’s Movement. Letrell serves at his local church, Friendship Baptist, by facilitating youth services and community outreach projects. As an Eagle Scout, Letrell enjoys camping, survival training, and servant leadership. Letrell created partnerships with local schools that have mentored over 100 children as the founder of Motivated Men’s Movement. Letrell loves public speaking and even had the opportunity to introduce Carmelo Anthony at the JumpMan Invitational Kickoff. At Carolina, Letrell is interested in studying computer science. Letrell is the grandson of Selena Grady, son of Angela Grady, and brother of Alexis Grady, all of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Virginia Decker Ogburn (Virginia) will graduate this spring from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is a member of the varsity cross country and track teams. She was previously co-president of her school’s Odyssey of the Mind club, advancing with her team to the World Finals over multiple years. During the summer of 2021, she interned with the NASA Stem Enhancement in Earth Sciences program, where she was part of a team that conducted research and published a paper on the impact of various environmental aspects on mosquito breeding. Virginia is finishing her term as president of the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Charlotte’s Teen Volunteer Board and is a member of her church’s youth group. On weekends, she enjoys refereeing recreational soccer games and competing in triathlons with her dad. At Carolina, she is interested in pursuing a double major in Spanish and chemistry and plans to attend medical school. Virginia is the daughter of Kristin and Tate Ogburn of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Glenn Jay Sedam (Jay) will graduate this spring from Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he serves as yearbook editor, student ambassador, and a National Honor Society member. Additionally, he is captain of the varsity cross country team and a member of the varsity track team, where he has earned conference, regional, and state-level honors. Outside of school, Jay is a swim instructor at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, providing swim lessons to underserved communities and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also works as a camp counselor during the summer. Jay is a three-time recipient of the Gold Presidential Service Award, volunteering at various organizations, such as the YMCA, Let Me Run, and Classroom Central. At Carolina, he is interested in studying biochemistry and Spanish on the pre-med track. Jay is the son of Elizabeth and Glenn Sedam of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Catherine Isabelle Tiddy (Catherine) will graduate this spring from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is a co-captain of the varsity women’s volleyball team and serves as an officer for the school’s chapter of the Social Studies Honor Society. She serves as the co-coordinator of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools chapter of Diversify Our Narrative, an initiative advocating for the inclusion of diverse materials within the public school curriculum. She serves the same organization as the policy committee lead on the national level. Through the education reform organization, Our Turn, she wrote and published both an opinion piece on the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the organization’s rapid response to the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in 2022. Catherine presently serves as a councilwoman for the Team Enough Executive Council, a group advocating for action toward gun violence prevention. On weekends, she enjoys concerts with friends and spending time with family. At Carolina, she is interested in pursuing political science with a minor in social and economic justice and Spanish for the professions. Catherine is the daughter of Julie Ruziska Tiddy and Brian Tiddy of Charlotte, North Carolina.