Rufus Black
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Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
School: Case Western Reserve University
Field of Study: Political Science and Economics

Rufus Black

Rufus Black

EDUCATION
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, Queens, NY
Graduated: June 26, 2020
GPA: 3.7
Took AP Biology
Took AP Calculus AB
Took AP Literature and Composition
Took AP Government and Politics
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Estimated Graduation Date: May 5, 2024
Economics and Political Science Double Major
Took Principles of Microeconomics
Academic Awards
Winner of the philosopher award for 10th Grade Global History, which recognizes outstanding intellect and curiosity in global history.
Principal's Honor Roll
High Honors
ACTIVITIES
Speech Team, Co-President, September 2016 - June 2020
Competed in Extemporaneous speaking where competitors have a limited amount of time to prepare a speech on a given current events topic. The team goes to competitions at the local, state, and national levels.
Quarterfinalist at the New York City Invitational
Semifinalist at the Ridge Invitational
Semifinalist at the New York state championship
Coordinates fundraising events with the administration
Schedules and creates agendas for meetings
Serves on the speech team executive board
Helps new members to grow and improve upon their public speaking skills
Cultivates a new sense of understanding around current events
Student Government, November 2018 - October 2019
Treasurer
Helped to raise money for the class of 2020
Set up effective monetary systems
Worked with a small group
Communicated with parents and staff about upcoming events
Analyzed how funds were being used
Mock Trial, September 2020 - present
Attorney
Works with a small group to brainstorm new case theories
Works with witnesses to prepare direct and cross-examinations for trial
Prepares opening and closing statements for trial
Incorporates feedback into case theory
Work Experience
Lower East Side Ecology Center (June 2019-August 2019)
Planning to accommodate large groups
Exploring New York’s Biodiversity
Working collaboratively with a team
Leading a small group in completing a task