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Wednesday
Mar012017

2017 Winners Announced: Norma Hylton and Adesola Sanusi

Please join the Selection Committee and Board of the Harvard Stephens & Deshaun Hill Memorial Scholarship in congratulating Norma Hylton '18 of Leverett House and Adesola Sanusi '18 of Cabot House on being named 2017 Hill-Stephens Scholars.

Norma is a Neurobiology concentrator from Lincoln, MA. As a John Harvard Scholar she has shown exemplary dedication inside of the classroom, leading one of her recommenders to describe her as "the single most impressive student" with whom they have ever worked. Her activities outside of academia are equally impressive, and have included service initiatives in Panama and Chile as well as the co-presidency of the Harvard Pops Orchestra, where she works with her fellow artists to bring music and laughter to the Cambridge community. After Harvard, Norma hopes to become a physician at a teaching hospital, shaping the path of those who follow her while seeking to uncover the keys to cures for neurobiological diseases.

Adesola calls New York, NY home and concentrates in Computer Science. Active in the leadership of the Harvard African Students Association, Harvard Black Students Association, and Harvard Women in Computer Science, she has forged a strong connection to the life of the College. As a Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code mentor, she has also shown a drive to spark the intellectual lives of the next generation of women in technology. Despite the fact that she lost both of her parents before even graduating college—her father passed when she was a rising high school junior and her mother was lost in a car crash just this past August—Adesola is the textbook illustration of grit and talent in coaction. This summer, she will once again intern at Google, adding yet another accomplishment on her journey in a promising technology career.

These two young women truly represent all that is great about Black Harvard. We wish them every measure of success in the years to come.

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