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Meet the Johnsons

— by on January 6th, 2017

“Students with the intellect to Excel and the selflessness to care should have the opportunity to lead.”

Every year, 10 percent of the incoming class is selected as Johnson Scholars – we’re here to give you a closer look at those students.

These are the guiding words behind Washington and Lee’s Johnson Scholarship, which recognizes leadership, service and outstanding academic achievement. Each year, about 40 students are chosen from the incoming class of admitted students to be Johnson Scholars.

Many in the W&L community — faculty, staff, fellow students — can name a Johnson or two, but we wanted to get a front row seat at what our Johnson Scholars are doing today, tomorrow and every day here in Lexington. Some of them are pre-med scholars who are volunteering in Lexington. Others are anthropology majors about to publish ethnographic research. Others are varsity athletes who also play in the school orchestra.

Below are some profiles of Johnson Scholars who are active in the W&L campus, community — and beyond!