The following Park community members and Park Scholar initiatives have received media attention in recent weeks:
As a high school student, Lauren Frey ‘17 observed that people commonly assumed unidentified individuals or characters to be men. “I realized this happened sometimes due to the lack of language available to describe something in gender-neutral terms,” said Frey. “In other words, the binary system of pronouns made it difficult for people to truly be neutral.
As a child, Lauren Wall ‘08 was treated for an autoimmune condition. Wall’s experience inspired her ongoing mission to improve health care for children around the globe.
As a program coordinator for Operation Smile, Lauren Wall ‘08 organizes medical missions in developing countries to provide children with free surgeries to treat facial deformities, such as cleft palate and cleft lip. Although her primary territory includes Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador, Wall’s work has recently taken her to India and Bolivia. Wall spends over half of her year outside the United States coordinating the work of medical professionals who perform the surgeries. In addition to the immediate benefit of
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Lauren Caddick ‘14 was named one of the ten seniors of the year by the Charlotte Observer. Seniors were nominated by area high school guidance counselors for their academic performance, character, and civic involvement. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Caddick will graduate from Forestview High School where she is president of the National Art Honor Society, president of the International Thespian Society, and secretary of the National Beta Club. She is also the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold
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