Our Stories: Mehari, Scholar (2018)

Mehari is a refugee from Eritrea who fled to an Ethiopian refugee camp at age twelve and came to Virginia four years later. He worked jobs at McDonald’s and a local resort, competed in varsity cross country and track and field, all the while maintaining a 3.96 GPA. The first person in his family to graduate from high school, he will study engineering and aviation as the 2018 Campbell-Seltz scholar at Blue Ridge Community College.