Sofia Stafford ’13 was recently named to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. The program, created in 2000 and awarded to select students attending Duke University or the University of North Carolina, “invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society.” Sofia will be attending Duke this fall, and she joins twenty-nine other college-bound freshmen in comprising the Robertson Scholars Class of 2017.
Among her accomplishments at Hewitt, Sofia founded and chaired the Community Service Board, which provides students with service opportunities while raising awareness of social justice issues. Beyond Hewitt, she served as an adviser to the United Nation Foundation’s “Girl Up” program—an initiative that empowers American girls to raise awareness and funds for adolescent girls in the “hardest-to-reach” nations.
For her dedication to helping others and her distinguished academic career, Sofia received the Esme O’Brien Hammond Award, given to the Hewitt high school student who represents the highest ideals of constructive citizenship and leadership.
Congratulations to Sofia and best wishes to the Class of 2013.
Interested in seeing Sofia’s “Girl Up” Teen Advisor video? Follow this link. For more details about the Robertson Scholar Leadership Program, click here. Click this link to view the other members of the programs Class of 2017.