AAUW Naperville Area is pleased to announce that Maelyn (Mae) Gangi, a senior at Naperville Central High School, has been selected to receive the 2022 Cariya Reed Legacy Scholarship for $5,000. The scholarship honors Cariya Reed, a young girl whose life ended too soon due to domestic violence.
Mae’s 4.3 GPA is just one of her accomplishments. She has overcome tremendous stressors in her life, all while continuing to succeed academically, volunteer in the community, support her peers, and provide leadership in her chosen field of study–Psychology.
Mae has participated in school clubs, and helped to found the Mental Health Matters Club at Central. She serves on the board of her school’s National Honor Society chapter and is a teacher favorite due to her diligence and cheerfulness. Mae is a bright young woman who is self-assured and strong-willed enough for herself and her fellow women. She certainly will be a standout amongst her future classmates at Vanderbilt University.