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Alumni Spotlight: Kira Cook

Kira Cook talks to us about her journey through the arts and entertainment industry that has led her to LA.

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Alumni Spotlight: Noel Miranda

Noel Miranda talks to us about his aspirations to work in carpentry after leaving the Police Academy admissions process.

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POW: Power of Words

Six Wentcher Scholars shared their stories during Wentcher’s first virtual literary and spoken word night. Called “POW: the Power of Words,” Scholars treated us to their words from a variety of genres including rap, visual art, poetry, and readings from a self-authored and illustrated published children’s book.

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Alumni Spotlight: Palak Desai

Palak Desai talks to us about working with cancer patients as a Hematologist and Oncologist in a clinic and hospital.

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Scholar Spotlight: Abigail Afriyie

An Evanston native, and Evanston Township alumna, Abigail Afriyie talks to us about attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and her latest art exhibition.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Diaz

A Mont Claire native, and Prosser Career Academy alumnus, Jonathan Diaz talks to us about his Pathway Internship and civil engineering projects in the Army Corps.

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Alumni Spotlight: Maryam Hanif

A Rogers Park native and Lincoln Park HS alumna, Maryam Hanif talks to us about her experience living in the UK and working in the medical device industry.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ester Perez

An Albany Park native and Lincoln Park HS alumna, Ester Perez talks to us about what it’s like to be a Chemical Engineer.