High School: High Tech High
College: University of California
Nicholas Griswold’s intellectual acuity humbly shines through his easy, polite mannerisms. Throughout his journey at High Tech High, Nicholas has developed a quiet confidence that enhances his natural drive to action. Nicholas has a rare ability to make complex subjects—astronomy and environmental sciences among others—accessible to those who may otherwise shy away from them. A testament to Nicholas’ strength, he pushed himself beyond his reserved nature and took on the task of expanding the 15 member Astronomy Club to now over 100 members. In this capacity, as a dedicated developer of interactive teaching tools at the Ocean Discovery Institute or simply in casual conversation, Nicholas enhances every person’s understanding of the world around us and our place in it. Nicholas will continue expanding horizons at the University of California, Davis.