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Christina Luckett

Murray 1693 Scholarchristina_luckett


Vienna, VA (James Madison HS)

Areas of Interest

Hispanic Studies, Chemistry, Sociology, Public Health, Linguistics

Why W&M

My introduction to William & Mary, just over five years ago, began with my sister. She is a recent graduate of the college, and I always loved hearing about her experiences as part of this truly warm and unique community.

As I entered my first event at the start of the Virtual Finalist Experience, I was immediately struck by how passionate all of the scholars were about their interests. From sociolinguistics to organic chemistry, I could hear the excitement in their voices as they discussed their latest research projects. I was equally struck by how welcome and included I immediately felt. The scholars invited me into their conversations and were always willing to share friendly advice and answer my questions. Over the course of the week, I began to understand what it means to be a student at William & Mary. From a handwritten note from the admissions committee to the personalized information I received about my possible major and research opportunities to a virtual game night with current students, I realized that at William & Mary, I would not only be able, but encouraged to explore my wildest interests. I would be surrounded by fellow students who embraced and supported my love for learning. I'm so excited to join the William & Mary community.

W&M Activities
High School Activities
  • Editor-in-Chief of The Hawk Talk student newspaper
  • Girl Scout National Delegate and Ambassador
  • President of Robotics Team
  • Virginia Governor's Spanish Academy
  • Conversational English Partners Club
  • Peer Tutor
  • La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Treasurer
  • Vienna Essentials music sharing group Co-Founder
  • Color Guard
  • Congressional Aide selectee,
  • Counselor at Sylvan Learning Center STEM Camps
  • Volunteer at George Mason University Mason and Partners Clinic
  • National Honor Society
  • Science National Honor Society
  • Math Honor Society
  • Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
  • Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists
Awards / Distinctions
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Girl Scout Silver Trefoil Award
  • Girl Scout Silver Award
  • World Language Department Awards
  • Social Studies Department Award
  • English Department Award
  • Math Department Awards
  • Science Department Awards
  • Outstanding Color Guard Rookie Award
  • 1st Place at Technica Hackathon for Best Hack to Aide in a Crisis
  • 1st Place in Translational Medical Sciences at James Madison High School Science Fair
  • Virginia Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy