Rachel Woolridge graduated from Lexington Senior High School in Lexington, North Carolina. Woolridge was a 2012 Project Potential graduate; Project Potential awards a scholarship to eighth-grade students in Davidson County who are nominated by their teachers and guidance counselors. To receive the scholarship, class of 2012 seniors adhere to the program’s criteria through all four years of high school. Woolridge was also elected Senior Class President and participated in the National Honor Society, Human Rights Campaign, Environmental Club, and her school’s Choral Ensemble. In the summer before her senior year, Woolridge learned more about environmental issues and leadership skills while attending the “Redesigning Our Future” National Environmental Summit at Catawba College. She also volunteered at a local hospital, putting in more than 150 hours of service working in the outpatient waiting room, administration, information desk, pharmacy, rehabilitation services and the emergency room. Woolridge is undecided about her major, and will be working with the Orange County Family Resource Center.