Ellie, an AP scholar, received the "Most Intellectual" superlative from her graduating class. During high school, she was copy editor of her school's newspaper, The Blackman Voice, for three years. She also played trumpet in her high school's marching and concert bands for four years. Having a passion for service, Ellie has traveled to Mexico twice and Haiti once to serve the local communities. To that end, she has an interest in international aid and plans to attend graduate school in order to prepare her for a service-related career.