Disha Kumar and Neeraj Palnitkar, both from Johns Creek, GA, are among the 23 incoming Emory Woodruff Scholars who plan to continue the tradition of fusing their intellectual drive and leadership skills to engage with ever-broader communities. Disha Kumar served as editor of her high school’s news magazine. She was the captain of the mock trial team that won a state championship and was national runner-up. A paid intern for the Atlanta Bar Association, she also worked as a legislative aide for her State House representative and serves on state and national journalism boards. She plans to study social sciences at Emory with an eye toward law school. Neeraj Palnitkar is a Woodruff Music Scholar who managed his high school chorus as co-president, participated in the All-State Chorus, and served as co-editor of his school literary magazine. A Georgia Governor’s Honor Program alumnus with a focus in voice, he also interned with Atlanta Sports Podiatry and was published in the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine newsletter. He plans to major in biology at Emory and then attend medical school.
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