Georgiana Sook

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

Owensboro, KY

Daviess County High School, 2015


Major(s): English, Psychology

Minor(s): Philosophy, Political Science

Honors Societies

  • University of Louisville Honors Program


  • Sonnets on a Sunday Poetry Contest Winner
  • Flora Hornbeck Scholarship Recipient
  • John and Edel Tuttle Scholarship Recipient
  • Trustees Scholarship Recipient

Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

  • Resident Student Association (2015-2016)
  • Task Force Freshmen
  • Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Honors Student Council, Student Representative
  • The White Squirrel Literary Magazine, Poetry Editor
  • Student Government Association, Arts & Sciences Senator
  • Cards in Action Student Advocacy Team
  • Adolescent Diversion Program

Community Service

  • Tutor, Cochran Elementary 

Internships and Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, Dr. Gary Gregg II
  • Intern, MoneyPath Marketing
  • ACT Instructor, Princeton Review
  • Governor's School for Entrepreneurs, Resident Assistant (Summer 2016)
  • University of Louisville Resident Assistant (2016-2017)
  • Rhoads & Rhoads Law Firm, Intake Specialist
  • Townsquare Digital Media, Freelance Writer

High School

Georgiana is a 2015 graduate of Daviess County High School where she served as president of the Teenage Republicans and vice president of the student body. While in high school, she was an active member of the student council and the Academy for Young Leaders. She was a four-year varsity swimmer, and served in leadership roles in YoungLife and the National Honors Society. As a senior, she independently organized and implemented a bracketed Nerf tournament involving 120 students to raise money for a local orphan care charity fund. She was a 2014 Kentucky Governor's Scholar at Bellarmine University.

Favorite Books and Quotations

    • I Wrote This For You by Iain S. Thomas

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, sot hat his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

"The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." -Henry David Thoreau

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