Jennings Dixon of Apex, North Carolina is a Chinese major at UNC. During his gap year, Jennings spent a majority of his time in India in Sri Lanka. In India, Jennings taught English at a local international school geared towards students of low socio-economic backgrounds. While in Sri Lanka, Jennings as able to express his passion for music through his service with the Music Project in which he taught music to Sri Lankan youth. Jennings hopes to take advantage of global opportunities offered at UNC and is leading the Gap Year Student Org to connect with other students who have taken gap years. He is also involved in the marching band and Gaelic sports.
Jennings graduated from Holly Springs High School, where he was a member of the band and earned recognition as most outstanding freshman and sophomore musician and as a finalist for the NC All State Honor Band. Jennings is an Eagle Scout and a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Junior Classical League and Tri-M Music Honor Society.