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Alexandra Foote admits that she’s been described as ‘glittery and cheerleader-y.” But she is just as comfortable with programming languages as she is with her pompoms.

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Booker Farrior’s full name is Booker Taliaferro Washington Farrior IV.  The famed educator and orator’s name has passed through the generations in Booker’s family.

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First-generation American Caroline Zabinski traces her roots to Poland. Her father was a political refugee. Her mother grew up during the Solidarity movement that helped bring the fall of communism.

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Progress and service were motivations for Chandler Watkins prior to enrolling at Georgia Tech.  Since the age of 4, he's been collecting food on his birthday, rather than accepting gifts. 

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“I was bred to come here,” Ciandra Calhoun – better known as CiCi – says. Her father graduated from Georgia Tech, now she’s following in his footsteps.

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Not many first-year college students can say they’re coming to campus having won an Emmy award, but David Ashcom can. 

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A move from a small town in Connecticut to midtown Atlanta turned out to be the best decision for Jon Dolan, an inventor and code developer.

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“I want to do things that have never been done before,” Kaan Goksal says. Even as a high school student, Kaan was a leader of his country’s maker movement.

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First-year mechanical engineering student, Rosalee Ramer, ends up doing much of her calculus homework on planes.That’s because she's the world’s youngest female monster truck driver.

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Tammy VuPham is the daughter of Vietnam War refugees. She speaks Vietnamese and English as heritage languages, but has also taught herself Spanish, French, and Arabic.

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