Lily Burris and James Cross

Lily Burris
South Warren High School
On her way to becoming a Journalist, Lily maintains a 3.98 GPA as a senior at South Warren High School, and she scored a 31 on her ACT. She is a Governor’s Scholar and serves on the Leadership Day Planning Team at her school as well as the Flute Section Leader in the Marching Band. Lily participates in various activities including Marching Band, National Honors Society, Beta Club, Spanish Honors Society, Yearbook Staff, Pep Band, Concert Band, and Gifted and Talented Leadership. Outside of school, she spends most of her time with the marching band, friends and family, or completing service hours.
James Cross
McLean County High School
James maintains a 3.92 GPA as a senior at McLean County High School, and he scored a 24 on his ACT. He would like to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History. He plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Education or History after completing his undergraduate degree. James is involved in many extracurricular activities including Moot Court, Beta Club, and Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of academics, he enjoys watching movies, surfing the web, playing video games, and painting.