Xavier Sims is currently a senior at The Maret School. He is both of South Sudanese and Ethiopian descent. Xavier has a passion for spreading the English language worldwide and creating a close-knit international community. He has taught English professionally to children in the Dominican Republic as well as to hotel staff in Beijing, China. He currently acts as an English tutor for orphaned Ethiopian children and teaches Chinese martial arts at a local Chinese school. In addition to his community service, Xavier is active in musical theater and is a starting outfielder on the Maret Varsity Baseball team. Xavier is proficient in Spanish and fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Meet Tseganesh Tadele
Tseganesh Tadele is a rising senior at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Born in the United States, she is an only child of Ethiopian immigrant parents. She is the president of a community service program called "Saturday School" where she mentors seventh graders from all over Washington, DC each Saturday during the academic year. She is also Vice President of a Black Women's Society and secretary of the Honors Spanish Society. In addition, she is in the Kaleidoscope Club, a multicultural group that informs the student body about diversity and global current events. Last but not least, she participates in Visitation's Track & Field team. Tseganesh is proficient in Spanish and Amharic.
Meet Rahel Mideksa
Rahel Mideksa is an empowering woman on the pursuit to change the world. She is a rising senior at Bell Multicultural School in Washington DC. Rahel wants to major in bioethics and international human rights as well as open a non-profit organization that allows access to basic healthcare in developing countries. She never wants to let money nor the lack of knowledge be the reason why someone is denied of their entitlement to liberty.
Meet Eden Mekuria
Eden Mekuria is a rising senior at Wheaton High School. Throughout her high school journey, she has been part of the engineering academy where she hopes to pursue it professionally. Eden is also the co-founder of a foundation called 'The Angel Project' which raises money for orphans and teen moms in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, as well as internationally in countries like Cameroon. She hopes to travel all around the world, learn about the different cultures and languages such as French and Arabic while spreading joy.