Savannah Gold, Edison High School, 2017

Savannah Gold graduated from Edison High School. She fulfilled two different positions in student government, was a National Honor Society member, and graduated with honors. Savannah was one of only two students at Edison to write and submit the extended essay--a 4,000 word research paper (24 pages!) as part of the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

A member of Edison's orchestra as a violinist, Savannah also served as Orchestra President. In regards to athletics, she was a goalie for the school's field hockey team (varsity for three years) and a swim team manager.  Other extra-curricular activities included the Fellowship of Christian Athletes where she had a leadership role, and volunteering with Best Buddies--a program that helps volunteers establish friendships with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities  in order to help them improve skills and feel valued by society.  and a member of a unique group of two who wrote the Extended Essay for the . She supported school-run programs such as the Edison Got-Hope Walkathon and the Spring Musical in 2015.

Savannah is very involved in the life of Grace Presbyterian Church. She is a 6+ year member of the Audio-Visual team, was a member of the Pastoral Nominating Committee, and was involved with the church's Monday night tutoring program. She has been on several mission trips through the church: the Tri-cities work camp in Petersburg, Virginia, and the Honduras mission trip.

She will be attending University of Virginia in the fall with an undecided major.