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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

Abigail Afriyie talks to us about attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), her passion for fashion, and her latest art exhibition.

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Alumni Spotlight: Vera Demchenko

Vera Demchenko talks to us about working in the space industry as a Systems Engineer on the Artemis Program.

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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.

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Scholar Spotlight: Patrick Bogusz

A Dunning native and Taft HS alumnus, Patrick Bogusz talks to us about being a senior at Depaul University and his experience volunteering with Chicago Public Schools students.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jack Timperley

A Park Ridge native and Maine South alumnus, Jack Timperley talks to us about being an Oakton Community College transfer and his new business venture, Captain Marrow.

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Board Spotlight: Robert Slay

A Chicago Lawn native and Curie HS alumnus, Robert Slay talks to us about his work as an auditor and becoming one of the newest Board Members of The Wentcher Foundation.