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Sarah Duncan of Raleigh graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School, where she was Vice Chair of the National Honors Society and the Raleigh Youth Council. She served as the Captain of both the JV/Varsity track team and the Varsity cross country team.

During her gap year, Sarah spent three months in Seoul, South Korea working with Justice for North Korea to raise awareness of North Korean refugees as well as the North Korean human rights crisis. She helped organize street campaigns, made posters/flyers, and wrote articles based on people in North Korea. Afterwards, she travelled to Barranquilla, Colombia where she taught English at a school in a largely Afro-Colombian and indigenous community. She volunteered with her fellow cohort-member, Simone, there.

Sarah plans to study at UNC’s School of Media and Journalism.

Read Sarah’s blog posts here:

Pre-Departure: Start Somewhere and See the World

On the Road to Seoul

A Digital Girl Discovering a ~Not So~ Digital World 

Travel- No Strings Attached