When and where were you a part of WGHS? I attended WGHS from 2011-2015. While at WGHS I served as freshman and senior class president, member of the cheerleading team all four years and was elected homecoming queen.
What are you doing now? I received a Chancellor Scholarship from Winston Salem State University and graduated May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and served as the 79th Miss Winston-Salem State University. I currently attend Duke University School of Medicine and will graduate on May 9, 2020 with a Master of Biomedical Science.
What is your favorite part of WGHS? My favorite part of WGHS is the long-lasting friendships I gained over the course of four years, many of which I still cherish today.
What advice do you have for current students and other youth? The journey to following your dreams starts NOW! Stay focused, work hard and believe in yourself, no matter what – Dream Big, Soar High, Achieve Greatness!
Christina Monique Harris graduated, with honors, from Western Guilford High School in 2015 and received a Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend Winston Salem State University, where she majored in Biology. While at WSSU Christina was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Simon Green Atkins Honors Society and Dean’s list recipient. She served in the Women in Science Program, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, Student Government Association, Student Conduct Council, Fusion Dance Team and Homecoming/Ramfest. Christina served as Miss Freshman, Miss Sophomore and the 79th Miss WSSU. She also helped to guide incoming freshman students through their first-year experience as a Legacy Leader. Christina worked on campus as a Research Assistant, doing breast cancer research and served as a Biology Teaching Assistant. Also, while at WSSU, Christina was initiated into the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Christina currently attends Duke University School of Medical, where she will graduate May 2020 with a Master of Biomedical Science and plans to attend Medical School in the near future. Christina’s passion for working with youth has inspired her to become a Pediatrician and one day open her own pediatric practice to serve underrepresented families.