Easton Depp

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Ft. Thomas, KY

    Highlands High School, 2015



    Major(s): Political Science, Economics

    Minor(s): History

    Honors Societies

    • University of Louisville Honors Scholars Program


    • Outstanding Greek New Member of the Year (2016)
    • Henry Vogt Scholarship Recipient

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    • Executive Staff, University of Louisville Student Government
    • REACH Ambassador (2016-17)
    • Senator, University of Louisville Student Government Association (2016-17)
    • University of Louisville Moot Court Team

    Community Service

    • Team Leader, RaiseRED Dance Marathon (2016-17)
    • Elementary Student Tutor, Cardinal Club

    Internships and Work Experience

    • Intern, Kentucky Secretary of State (2017)
    • Intern, MulloyBorland PR (2016-17)
    • Law Intern, Katz, Teller, Brant, and Hild (2015-16)

    High School 

    Easton Depp is a 2015 graduate of Highlands High School, where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class, as both an awardee of the Cum Laude Society and the AP Scholar Program. He was an active member of Mock Trial, National Honors Society, National English Honor Society and Drama Club. He also represented the state of Kentucky as part of Highlands High School's We The People national team. Outside of school, Easton regularly volunteered for Barrington Nursing Home, Crossroads Community Church, and HCC Hurricanes swim team. He was a 2014 Kentucky Governor's Scholar.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • Purgatorio by Dante
    • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    • All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
    • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien 

    "He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." -J.R.R. Tolkien 

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