Congratulations to our inaugural Megan Gaffney Community Development Fellows!
Shifra David – Frisco, TX Shifra is a senior attending Wakeland High School. She has been involved in debate for several years and is a returning WDI attendee. Those close to her say she is kind and caring, always making sure everyone is included. Shifra’s nomination read: “I choose Shifra because she is a hard working, dedicated and well-rounded individual. She balances school, debate, and a job. She is a great role model and has a love for debate that is inspiring.”
Victoria Brown – Columbia, MD Victoria is a senior attending Atholton High School. Victoria has had a great first semester and hopes to end the season strong. Always sporting a positive attitude, Victoria helped foster a safe and comfortable community environment at WDI. Her nomination read: “The effort Victoria puts into debate is amazing and she deserves to be recognized for it. She stepped up and did the demo-debate [at camp] and went out of her way to make new friends and make people feel accepted.”
The Megan Gaffney Community Development fellows scholarship program was discontinued in 2015