||arah Brite liked USC so much, she decided to skip her senior year of high school so she could enroll a year early.
A native of Hardinsburg, Kentucky, Brite was living and studying in Germany as a foreign exchange student when she learned that USC had offered her a Trustee Scholarship. In addition, she was offered a place in the Resident Honors Program, a program designed for students finishing high school while attending college. I felt like they wanted me here, she says.
Now a senior, Brite has assumed many leadership positions on and off campus. A resident adviser for two years, she is president of the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. As a member of the Spirits in Action Games for the Disabled, Brite has coordinated events and donations for the games and now, as co-chair, oversees all volunteers and participants. She chairs the Clash of the Trojans, a group that hosts contests and games between residential college students and students in fraternities and sororities.
Nurturing potential political aspirations, Brite worked as the assistant to the director of voter targeting for the Calif-ornia Democratic Party, which coordinated the California campaign efforts for President Bill Clinton. She also worked as a legal assistant in Los Angeles Superior Court and plans to go to law school, probably in California.
While more than meeting the expectations of a Trustee Scholar, Brite appreciates the less-quantifiable advantages that have come with the prestigious scholarship, especially the experience of living in an international city like Los Angeles.
Being at USC has opened my eyes to the rest of the world I wasnt exposed to growing up.