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Spotlight on students: 5s with Liggett Merit Scholars

Our Liggett Merit Scholars are some of the brightest minds on campus, so we dug a little deeper to find out what they think.
Kennedy Marshall ‘22
Liggett Merit Scholar

What are you passionate about, and how does University Liggett School allow you to explore that?
I’m passionate about the performing arts, especially dance and theater. University Liggett School has a very strong and high-level program that I can participate in.  This program allows me to learn and explore more about my craft. I have aspirations to pursue dance and theatre at both the collegiate and professional levels.

When are you at your best as a student? 

I’m my best as a student when I get a full night of sleep! I can’t tell you how great it feels to wake up thoroughly rested and have a fully charged battery for the day ahead.

If you could go back, would you choose University Liggett School again and why?

If I had to go back and choose University Liggett School again I would.  So far, it has met my expectations -- I have small class sizes, performing arts opportunities, and I am making connections that can help me in the future.

What five words do you think describe you today? Are these the same 5 words that will describe you in 10 years — if not, what would those words be?

Five words I’d use to describe myself are: thoughtful, determined, easy-going, loyal, and kind. Yes, I hope that I will still be able to use these words to describe myself in the future. A word I’d like to add to the list is, wise.  Even though I’ll only be 25, I hope to have remembered the lessons I’ve learned from my  “grows” and my “glows” in life.   

What difference do you plan on making in the world?

I plan on making a difference by teaching. I want to be able to share the knowledge I have been fortunate to learn and experience with others.