Mr. Lee is a senior electrical engineering major at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. In addition to taking several creative writing classes, he has been an editor at one of the nation's most respected campus newspapers, The Stanford Daily, and continues to write for the paper on a regular basis. Mr. Lee was the valedictorian of his high school class, an Illinois State Scholar, and a National Merit Scholar. He achieved a perfect 1600 SAT score.
Mr. Madamala is a senior political science major at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He was recently selected to serve as one of fifteen American interns in the Scottish Parliament. While in the UK, excerpts of his work were published by The Scotsman, The Daily Record, and The Daily Mail, some of Britain's most prominent newspapers. Mr. Madamala graduated with high honors from his high school and was named an Illinois State Scholar. He achieved a score of 1500 on the SAT.
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