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Sophie Grace Tsanang-Tigoumo
DuVal High School
Cumulative GPA: 4.25

DuVal High School senior Sophie Grace Tsanang-Tigoumo is headed to the “Big Apple” this fall to attend Columbia University and major in biomedical engineering.

Sophie, a student in the Aerospace Program, participated as an intern in the ASPIRE Program at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where she had the opportunity to explore STEM careers while completing projects, solving problems and learning crucial technical and interpersonal skills.

Her course load includes Advanced Placement classes in Psychology, World History, English Language, French, Computer Science A, Physics C: Mechanics, Chemistry, and English Literature.

She is an Ambassador for Young Women in Bio, a volunteer organization that encourages young women to explore opportunities in STEM, Debate Team manager and tutor. Sophie received an AP Scholar Award, was a QuestBridge Finalist, and won an award in the Prince George’s County History Day contest.

For fun, she enjoys watching the television show Criminal Minds, listening to music, riding her bicycle and getting plenty of rest.

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Emerson Tiwang
Charles H. Flowers High School
Cumulative GPA: 4.35

Charles H. Flowers High School senior Emerson Tiwang has big dreams as he prepares for life after high school.

Emerson, a dual enrollment student at Prince George’s Community College, plans to major in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence and hopes to launch a tech start-up focused on artificial intelligence and portfolio management. He also wants to start a nonprofit organization about youth financial literacy.

He has been accepted to several universities including Maryland, Ohio State, North Carolina A&T, Hampton, Pittsburgh, Fordham and Howard.

He is Principal’s Action Council President, Peer Forward Team Co-Captain, SAT Prep Coordinator for Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Boys Basketball Team Captain and a member of the National Honor, Spanish and English Societies.

Emerson is also a senior server at St. Joseph’s Church Altar Server Ministry, a tutor for the Maryland Umbrella Group and enjoys reading, baking, playing chess, lifting weights, watching Netflix and listening to music and podcasts.

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Kelly Mouling
Gwynn Park High School
Cumulative GPA: 4.29

Gwynn Park High School senior Kelly Mouling is a young entrepreneur well on her way to success. She is the owner of Kelly’s Kouture, LLC, where she makes custom wigs for clients. 

Kelly, a Dual Enrollment student at Prince George’s Community College, is taking courses in English, Spanish, Pre-Calculus and Business Law. As a junior, she took Advanced Placement World History I and scored a 5 on the exam.

A member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association, she is also Senior Class President and a Peer Forward Leader. For fun, she enjoys playing golf, painting, yoga and trying new foods.

The future biology major aspires to be a dentist. Kelly has been accepted to 20 colleges and universities. She is leaning towards Norfolk State University, Hampton University or Xavier University of Louisiana.