In the shadow of the spot on North Carolina’s Outer Banks where the Wright Brothers launched the world’s first flight, Izzie Estes is preparing for a first of her own.
“Being the first in my family to try going to college, or to go to Carolina, feels like trailblazing, almost,” Izzie said. “It’s like a leap in a completely different direction from most of the rest of my family.”
Izzie, who is planning to major in environmental science, is going to Carolina as a Colonel Robinson Scholar.
“That means the world to me because without that scholarship, I wouldn’t be able to go to Carolina or to college, really, anywhere,” Izzie said.