Our Stories: Ngozi, Scholar (2016)

Ngozi fled Nigeria with her mother to escape a difficult and tumultuous home life. After starting high school anew in the United States—despite having already completed high school in Nigeria at age 13—she became captain of the debate team, won fourth place in a national speech competition, and founded a diversity club to educate students about world cultures. She plans to study neuroscience at the University of Virginia.