Paris Vaughn graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. She was Student Body Vice-President, President of Junior State of America, Captain of the Mock Trial team, and a member of the varsity Track & Field team. Vaughn is currently pursuing a major in Business Administration. She is a member of the Carolina Mock Trial Team. In her first year as a Bonner Leader, Vaughn worked on the Public History project at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill’s Northside Community; editing and transcribing oral histories as well as assisting with outreach projects in the traditionally African-American community. This year Vaughn’s work will include the neighboring Pine Knolls community; including them in distribution of “The Northside News” as well as outreach efforts to include the community in the Jackson Center’s activities. Vaughn also plans to launch an SAT/College Prep program to assist high school youth in Northside/Pine Knolls with standardized testing and help them prepare their college applications.