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Amanda

Cherokee High School, Class of 2023

Activities: National Honor Society, Math Team, Varsity Track & Field, Chess Team Captain, Cherokee Orchestra Concertmaster & President, String Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Latin Club, The Scribe (Cherokee's Arts Publication), American Sign-Language Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Competitive Rock Climbing Captain

Honors/Awards: People's Choice Award, K. Kiki Konstantinos Scholarship Foundation Award, National Merit New Jersey Letter of Commendation; National Latin Exam Commended Student: Silver Medalist (9th & 11th grade), National Latin Exam Commended Student: "Magna Cum Laude" (10th grade); Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit in Recognition for Excellence in Science and Mathematics; Research Scholar at New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology (12th grade); Co-Author of paper presented at IEEE Undergraduate Research Technology Conference at MIT "Mechanical-Based Design for Airfoil Structural Morphing" (12th grade); Cherokee Technology Honor Society; Latin Honor Society; Principal's List; Sforzando Award: for Energy and Focus (first sophomore to receive this String Ensemble Award); Super Chief Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence (10th & 11th grade); Freshman with Highest Average in English Award; Cherokee's Celebrating the Arts Honoree for Orchestra (11th & 12th grade); President's Education Awards Program Silver Medal: In Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement in Elementary School

Community Service: Volunteer Catechist/Religious Education Teacher, Volunteer Counselor at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Volunteer for Brush Hollow Civic Association, Volunteer Teacher at ETSD Gifted & Talented Summer Program

Post-Secondary Education: Johns Hopkins University

Major: Electrical Engineering

Career Aspirations: To become an electrical engineer/scientific researcher. I hope to make significant discoveries in the field of quantum spintronics. Semiconductor spin electronics and quantum electronics are both significant fields in the rapidly advancing study of quantum computers, electronics, and circuit theory. 

“Cherokee is special to me because of the people. I go to every class excited to be there and I think that's a product of the very welcoming and friendly environment that we have at Cherokee.”