Los Alamos High School junior Sopahn Kellogg has been selected for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. She will be in the Studies for Grand Strategy for students with interests in international relations and security and learning historical lessons about leadership.
“I was very surprised to be accepted since my test scores are not nearly that of my peers,” Kellogg said. “The committee said they liked my essays and interest in global studies, thanks in part to Mr. Androski (LAHS teacher) and AP Human Geography and my family’s passion for world travel. I am fortunate and appreciative.”
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a very selective leadership-development program. Students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states apply and less than 15 percent are accepted.
The program is designed to bring together students with the talent, drive, energy and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin university studies.
Living on the Yale campus for two weeks during the summer, students in the program:
- hone their abilities to think critically and flexibly;
- engage productively with a diverse group of peers;
- explore new and exciting ideas;
- meet distinguished scholars and practitioners; and
- develop key communications skills.
While building a strong network of like-minded young people, participants assemble a leadership toolkit that they take back with them to their home communities at the conclusion of the program.
Kellogg will be working as a Nanny this summer and along with her family, Marvel and Tom Csanadi and brother Alex, she will join the University of Virginia Semester At Sea ship to circumnavigate Iceland and explore Northern Europe.