Callie Whicker attends American University majoring in Computer Science and Political Science. Callie is passionate about community involvement and leadership. Callie's interest in social media led her essay to be about the nature of TikTok and how it can direct viewers to far-right followings. From Callie's point of view, her paper reveals the true nature of TikTok and just how harmful it can be to a subset of viewers.
The NSHSS Research and Academic Paper Scholarship recognizes students for their excellence in written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper.