Leslie Chavez-Mora

High School: Eastern High School
College Choice: Bellarmine University

Leslie Chavez-Mora is a senior at Eastern High School, where she has taken mostly honors, advanced, and dual credit courses throughout her high school career. She has been a Whitney M. YOUNG Scholar since the 7th grade.

Leslie demonstrated an interest in teaching. She has taken child development classes at her school and works parttime at St. Michael Daycare to expand her knowledge and skills in working with children. She has shown a particular interest in working with children who have learning and behavioral disabilities. Leslie also contributes to the community by volunteering at the Open Hand Kitchen at St. Vincent de Paul Louisville.

This fall, Leslie will attend Bellarmine University’s Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education. She plans to double major
in elementary education and learning and behavior disorders.