Sophia Fontecchio

Downingtown STEM Academy
Downingtown, PA

Sophie Fontecchio is a senior at Downingtown STEM Academy in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Sophie intends to study Political Science and Public Policy in college and eventually attend law school. Her career interests include nonprofit work and public interest law. Her long-term goal is to be an elected official. Sophie attends an International Baccalaureate high school and maintains a 4.3 GPA. At her high school she is Class Treasurer, Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, Captain of the Defense for the STEM Mock Trial Team, and Vice President of the STEM Democrats club. She is also on the Executive Board for the National Honor Society and Aevidum, a mental health club. Outside of school she runs her own 501(c)(3), Let’s Bake the World a Better Place. She also is the Vice Chair of Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro’s Advisory Commission on Next Generation Engagement. In the past she has interned with PA State Representative Danielle Friel Otten and PA State Senator Katie Muth. In her spare time Sophie dances ballet and pointe at Chester Valley Dance Academy and enjoys going to concerts. She has 5 cats and a dog and is a crazy cat lady!

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: Be More Grant

NSHSS is a community of driven individuals and a network of more than 2 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought leaders. The Be More Grant celebrates and honors that.