Bridget Kim

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Morehead, KY

    Rowan County High School, 2015


    Major: Political Science

    Minor(s): Theatre Arts

    Honors and Awards

    • University of Louisville Honors Program
    • University of Louisville Honors Scholar
    • Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Honors Society
    • Henry Vogt Scholarship Recipient
    • Runner-up Winner of Speak Up UofL speech competition

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • Cardinal Host Program
    • Cast, UofL Mainstage Theatre Arts Productions
    • University of Louisville Libraries Student Advisory Board
    • Book and Media Sale Community Outreach Committee
    • Alternative Service Break - food literacy in Asheville, North Carolina

    Community Service

    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • Family Scholar House
    • Project WARM
    • Book and Media Sale for Camp Quality Kentuckiana
    • Relay for Life
    • English Conversation Club
    • Speech and Debate tournament judge

    Internships and Work Experience

    • Intern, KY Secretary of State Alison L. Grimes
    • Counselor, Young Leaders Academy
    • Student Assistant, McConnell-Chao ARchives
    • Theatre Arts Work
    • McConnell Center Student Assistant - Public Relations office
    • Rowan Co. High School Administrative Assistant

    High School

    Bridget graduated from Rowan County High Senior High School in 2015. While in high school, she competed on the speech and debate team, winning over fifty awards regionally and nationally. At the 2014 National Speech and Debate tournament, she placed 12th overall in Original Oratory. Bridget was an avid member of the KYYMCA Youth in Government program, and was elected the Governor of the 2014 Kentucky Youth Assembly. She played violin in the Virginia Harpham Honors Orchestra. At the KY Distinguished Young Women program, she placed fourth runner-up. She attended the 2013 Governor's School for the Arts in Drama and the 2014 Governor's Scholars Program at Bellarmine University. Bridget was selected to represent Morehead, KY in a Sister City Exchange Program with Northern Ireland.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    • American Pastoral by Philip Roth
    • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    "Our lives are not our own." -David Mitchell

    "There was nothing to forgive, nothing to win and the future was five minutes away." -Toni Morrison

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