My name is Layla Felder and I am a current Senior at Atlanta International School. As of December 15th I was accepted to and committed to Yale University! I am an avid lover of the arts, especially of theater, and intend to pursue acting both as an undergraduate major and as a formal degree in graduate school. I am so grateful to the National Society of High School Scholars for granting me this award and to my acting coach Linda Brennan for helping me find monologues and for critiquing my performance. Special thanks to my acting teacher Carole Kaboya, and to my parents for supporting my love of acting.