Crimson's "Most Interesting Seniors" List Includes Some Familiar Names

The students' service projects in Africa were featured in the November-December 2009 issue of Harvard Magazine.

In Nairobi’s Kibera slum last August, Elizabeth Nowak ’10 worked with residents to build prototypes of VertiGrow, a vertical planter she designed with classmates in a Harvard course.

The Harvard Crimson's list of the "15 Most Interesting" members of the class of 2010 had significant overlap with Harvard Magazine's November-December 2009 feature article on student service and research projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

The article dubs Oluwadara Johnson ’10, creator of a performing-arts summer camp for disadvantaged girls in Nigeria, "The Personality"; Elizabeth Nowak ’10, who is testing a vertical planter in Nairobi's Kibera slum, "The Globetrotting Activist"; Nowak's collaborator Windsor Hanger ’10 "The Glamor Guru"; and Darryl Finkton ’10, Sangu Delle's collaborator in the Agyementi water project in Ghana, "The Humble Scholar."

Among the other seniors celebrated was soccer star André Akpan, “The Athlete,” profiled in this magazine's September-October 2007 issue.

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