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Senior story: Savannah Dumas, Ardrey Kell High

Reflective, unpredictable and overwhelming are the three words Savannah Dumas uses to describe her senior year at Ardrey Kell High. She served on the student council all four years and worked to enhance the school experience for the student body. She considers that work the highlight of her time at Ardrey Kell.

"This experience pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to develop as a leader while serving my school and community," she said.

Savannah also worked with the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, collecting canned food and monetary donations from her freshman to junior year. The drive was not held this year, but she partnered with Providence High's Executive Board to hold a scaled-down version of the event. The Ardrey Kell student body contributed 47,124.13 pounds of food through online and canned food donations and by hosting a Mr. Ardrey Kell (COVID-style) competition.

After graduation, Savannah will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in biology and potentially minoring in Spanish. She wants to have a career in veterinary medicine and in 10 years be running her own practice, specializing in small or mixed animals.

Savannah has been greatly influenced by her grandfather, Dan Dumas, who helped her become the person she is today. "His dedication to helping others in the community, his compassion and his unmatched work ethic always inspired me," she said.

"I will always remember those who supported me at Ardrey Kell and helped me develop as a leader and an active member of my community."

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