1998 Scholar Profiles

Traci R. Burch

  • Hometown:
    Bear, Delaware
  • High School:
    Mount Pleasant
  • College:
    Princeton University
  • College Major:
    Politics

Originally a resident of Macon, Georgia, Traci Burch moved to Claymont, Delaware and attended Mount Pleasant High School. She excelled in all subjects, ranking in the top one percent of her class. A member of the Business Professionals of America Organization, she was recruited by MBNA Bank for their summer internship program and worked in the consumer deposits division.

Traci is hard at work at Princeton University where she is majoring in politics. Active in debate, mock trial, moot court, and the Princeton Model Congress, she is a member of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the umbrella organization for these activities. Last summer she studied and did research in Yale University's Department of Political Science. This internship was sponsored by the Leadership Alliance.

Despite her rigorous schedule, Traci finds time to tutor a high school junior each week. She imagines that "in ten years I’ll probably still be in school, especially if I decide to go to law school and get a doctorate in politics." Her personal credo is "be optimistic. " With this positive perspective, Traci, as her high school guidance counselor stated, "is prepared for any challenges her future holds."

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