Our Students

Dwight Global students are scholars and athletes, actors and performers, entrepreneurs and adventurers. Each of our students has their own story to tell of how they found their spark and how Dwight Global allows them to become the person they wish to be. Most significantly, our students have found at Dwight Global that the pursuit of excellence in one domain does not mean having to settle in others. Nothing speaks to this fact and their accomplishments more than the words of the students themselves.

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Featured Student: Yara Shahidi '17

Fueling a Passion for Learning on a Hollywood Set

Dwight alumnus Yara Shahidi is an actress, model, and activist, best known for playing Zoey on the hit sitcom “Black-ish.”

Spark of Genius: Acting

Favorite Dwight Classes: AP World History, AP US History, AP Statistics, and Honors Environmental Science

Best Dwight Moment: Visiting Dwight’s New York campus ― “While my visit was planned last-minute, everyone at Dwight made me feel welcome!”

College Aspirations: “I plan to study sociology in college, while continuing to act. The interconnectedness of the two areas is magical to me."

Bottom Line: “The Dwight academic family goes to great lengths to keep the spark lit! The program is NOT a cookie-cutter approach, rather it is the opposite. It is based on my goals and my dreams, taking into consideration my dislikes and supporting my aspirations.”


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