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Scholastic Student Spotlight: Harvard, med school in sights for North senior
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Tolu Adesina. - photo by Kayla Robins

Name: Tolu Adesina

Grade: Senior

GPA: 4.2

Classes: AP physics, AP language, AP macro/microeconomics, AP computer science, AP calculus AB, AP literature, AP biology.

Next steps: Top choice is Harvard, but she is also applying to all the Ivy League schools, Emory University, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt University.

In school: Mock trial for four years; Key Club; Student Council; Interact Club; Broadcasting Club; Girls Raised in the Spirit Club; FBLA; National Honors Society; Drama Tech Club; Mu Alpha Theta; National Technical Honors Society; Science National Honor Society; National English Honors Society; assistant head lifeguard; Rise Award; Principal’s Award; Superintendent’s Student Board; front office aid for two years; Usher Corps; Governor’s Honor Program for French; Medical Leadership Program; morning announcements anchor; prom committee; varsity golf; filmed football games for team; starting a knitting club where items are donated to those in need.

Out of school: Volunteers as a peer tutor; volunteered at Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s VolunTeen Program in the ER. Loves sewing and “creating things.”

Future goals: To go into medical school. “I’m not sure what kind of doctor I want to be yet, but I know I want to be a doctor. I volunteered in the ER at Northside, and it’s not a trauma care, so people aren’t coming in with car accidents, but it’s people with heart attacks and I just saw what they do for them there and knew that’s what I want to do.”