Anna Cecile Pepper

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2018

Elizabethtown, KY

Elizabethtown High School, 2014


Major(s): Political Science, Economics

Honors Societies

  • University Honors Program


  • Elected Governor of Kentucky's Girl State
  • Kentucky Youth Assembly Best Speaker award and Outstanding Congressional Delegate award
  • American Private Enterprise System Top Student award

Community Service

  • Service trips to Costa Rica and the Ukraine

High School

Anna is a 2014 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, where she served on the executive council for Teen Court, as Spanish Club president, and also on her school’s student council. She also was very active, having been the varsity cross country captain, a member of the varsity swimming and track and field teams, and an avid ballet dancer. Additionally, Anna was a state academic team qualifier for her writing. She was a 2013 Governor’s Scholar.

Favorite Books and Quotations

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

"I swear, by me life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." -Ayn Rand

"Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me." -Audrey Hepburn

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