Our Stories: Leideen, Scholar (2015)

Leideen is an immigrant from El Salvador who when she lost her sister at age 12, helped take care of her younger brother and stabilize her family.  In middle school, she was the only girl to join the school mathematics team.  In high school, she was salutatorian of her class, took three college classes, and led her team to nationals on National History Day twice.  This Fred Wang Memorial Scholar plans to major in mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia.