Where are ‘The Eagle’ Staff Members Going to College?

From coast to coast, our senior staff members are graduating and preparing for college. Read here about their pursuits!

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Isabel Cosby
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Intended Major: Undecided
Dream Job: Something involving justice and environmental activism
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? YouTube is full of college resources, use them.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Being involved in GSA and journalism, taking classes like IB ESS and Global Politics.

Katherine ‘Kate’ Carroll
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Scholarship: Morehead Cain
Intended Major: Double Major in Journalism and Political Science and a Minor in Spanish
Dream Job: Unsure
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Don’t cry about getting a B for a quarter grade. Final grades matter.

Ashleigh Fields
College: Howard University
Intended Major: Journalism
Dream Job: Owner of Television News Network
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Stay patient. If you give off positivity, that’s what you’ll receive. Negative thoughts lead to negative actions and crying never changes the outcome. KEEP GRINDING!
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Joining The Eagle staff has exposed me to different outlets of media that I hope to one day be a part of because of the leadership here at East.

Lindsey Flores
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Intended Major: Computer Science
Dream Job: Computer Programmer or Software Engineer
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Look into scholarships sooner.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Being first generation Mexican-American and a member of the LGBT community. I didn’t see a lot of [people like me] in the STEM community.

Trekahry Gadson
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Intended Major: English and Media Studies
Dream Job: Film Director
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Don’t stress too much. Things will happen if they’re supposed to.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? UNCG felt right for me. I still want to pursue journalism, but I also want to make movies. One of my inspirations is Childish Gambino.

Elijah Hausman
College: Montana State University
Intended Major: Film
Dream Job: Wildlife/Adventure Photographer
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Do your schoolwork.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? My travel abroad with my mom’s camera. I fell in love with photography.

Cole Johnson
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Intended Major: Business
Dream Job: Owning a Martial Arts Studio
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Don’t mess up your FAFSA.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Starting Taekwondo when I was five.

Isaac Naylor
College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Intended Major: Political Science
Dream Job: Investigative Reporter or Cartoonist
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Take the SAT before senior year starts.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Meeting Mr. Allen and joining The Eagle.

Elise Palmer
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Double Major in Chemistry and Journalism and a Minor in Spanish
Dream Job: To travel the world and be happy
What events do you wish you could tell your junior self? Stop caring so much about what other people think. You are about to enter the rest of your life. Don’t let your last few years in North Carolina’s Public Education System be so stressful. Be content with your successes but continue to try and better yourself every day.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? My parents and my friends have supported me through all of my past endeavors and this has allowed me to pursue higher education. I am forever grateful to those who have helped me, especially my friends on The Eagle.

Stephanie Suster Reveron
College: Stanford University
Intended Major: Economics and International Relations
Dream Job: Working for an international non-profit
What do you wish you could tell your junior self? Don’t stress out as much over every assignment. Go out with your friends more.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? Working with TEDx and New Gen Peacebuilders.

Anaya Truss-Williams
College: University of Maryland, College Park
Major: Government & Politics and Journalism
Dream Job: Editor at The Washington Post, Diplomat or Stateswoman
What events do you wish you could tell your junior self? It will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
What events in your past helped you decide on this path? I’m really passionate about politics, language and story-telling.

Bonnie Zhang
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Scholarship: Reid (Blue and Gold) and Chancellor’s Scholarship
Major: Media Studies
Dream Job: Multimedia Journalist
What events do you wish you could tell your junior self? Don’t wait to write your college essays. Make sure you know who to trust. Learn to hype yourself up, especially in essays and resumes because colleges need to know how great you are. Practice what you love, grow with your art, be proud of what you’ve accomplished, because you are, and always will be, a stone cold queen.