Amytess Girgis, a political science student at the University of Michigan and Forest Hills Central graduate, is one of 32 Americans named a Rhodes Scholar for this year. According to a WOODTV interview, Amytess hopes the attention her accomplishment receives will empower others. The WOODTV story continues the interview with Amytess saying, “There’s been a lot of talk about how prestigious this scholarship is and while that’s very true, it’s also a beautiful thing that so many of the folks that have been awarded this scholarship care far less about the prestige and far more about working toward a more just and equitable world that we all hope to inhabit. I’m just trying to stay focused on that and really hope that those who are excited about me having won this scholarship can also get plugged into the work that we are doing.” For the complete interview that appeared on WOODTV, click here.
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