2018 Legacy Winners

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Ella Feiner

“If you know the question, you know half.” This quote has inspired Ella in her approach to understanding the world around her. As a young girl growing up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Ella’s intense curiosity and passion for learning were evident from an early age. She loved experimenting in the kitchen and exploring nature during weekend hikes ...More...

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Jose Coronado Flores

Jose Gonzalo Coronado Flores, a native of Guatemala City, Guatemala, immigrated with his family to Florida in 2001 at the age of four. Jose’s family sought better medical care and a chance for a more meaningful life for his younger brother who was born with cerebral palsy. 

Jose went to public schools in many different cities ...More...

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Adam Preslar

At the foot of the Unwharrie Mountains in North Carolina lay the communities of Frog Pond, Big Lick, and Locust. The banks of Pee Dee River tributaries wash over the area from time to time, leaving a green environment where seemingly everything grows. Adam Preslar longed to flourish like his lush surroundings. At the age of 15, he moved to Durham ton attend ...More...

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Caitlyn Richter

Researching little-known events in history is a passion for Caitlyn Richter. Sparked by questions that arose during a museum tour on a family vacation to the mid-western United States in 2010, Caitlyn decided to participate in her school’s History Day competition. She was excited to conduct in-depth research on topics not included in the school curriculum and focused on the plight ...More...

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Jonathan Shin

Jonathan Shin  performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician -- and he composes across multiple genres. Studying under the tutelage of Professor Thomas Hecht and Professor Ho Chee Kong, he graduated with honors from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Shin is currently pursuing his Master of Music Degree in Composition (Classical) at       the ...More...

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Hunter Yerrell

Hunter Yerrell’s mother removed him from preschool at age four to homeschool him, hoping to mold Hunter into a well-rounded critical thinker and Renaissance man. While Hunter was being homeschooled, he was involved in many co-ops, local soccer teams, the boy scouts, and programs such as the Baltimore, M.D. Bio Lab, The Building Museum’s program “investigating where we live,” ...More...