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Carolyn Reid

Gore 1693 ScholarCarolyn Reid


Stafford, VA (Mountain View HS)

Academic Interests

Government, International Relations, Africana Studies

Why W&M

I am deeply motivated to attend William & Mary as a 1693 Scholar because of the exceptional academic and intellectual opportunities it offers. As a passionate learner, I am drawn to the university's rich history and its commitment to cultivating a vibrant intellectual community. The 1693 Scholars Program, renowned for its rigorous curriculum and close-knit cohort, aligns perfectly with my aspirations. I am eager to engage in stimulating discussions, collaborate with diverse and driven peers, and be mentored by distinguished faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The program's emphasis on interdisciplinary education and research will allow me to explore my varied interests,and develop a well-rounded understanding of the world. Additionally, the generous scholarships and resources provided by the program will enable me to fully immerse myself in my academic pursuits, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities, and make a positive impact both on campus and in the broader community. Ultimately, as a 1693 Scholar at William & Mary, I am confident that I will receive an exceptional education and be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to become a leader and contribute meaningfully to society.

W&M Activities 
High School Activities 
  • Student Council Association - President (2022-23)
  • Class Council - Representative (2019-22)
  • Stafford NAACP Youth Council - President
  • Virginia State NAACP Youth and College - Assistant Secretary
  • Model United Nations - Co-founder and President
  • Environmental Science Club - Vice President
  • IB tutor
  • Equity, Diversity, and Opportunity Committee for Stafford County - Representative
  • Intern with Delegate Candi King
  • Battle of the Books Participant
  • Piano Student
  • Spanish Club Member
Awards / Distinctions
  • Salutatorian
  • National Honor Society
  • National AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Speaker for the Teen Legislative Summit with Ebony Magazine
  • Guild Piano Auditions Recognition: Intermediate Class
  • Top Scorer for Hotel and Lodging Management Exam at Virginia State DECA