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Dimitrios Owen


Alexandria Virginia - Class of 2022

A graduating senior at Thomas Alva Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Dimitrios Owen is highly involved and accomplished both inside and outside of the classroom. The 2022 We the Students Essay Contest Honorable Mention winner, was part of his high school’s IB curriculum program and earned Eagle Scout ranking in his Boy Scouts troop. Dimitrios’ favorite classes include history as well as numerous science classes such as biology and human anatomy.  His passion for STEM topics has led him to pursue a Biomedical Engineering degree from Duke University this Fall.

The person from history that Dimitrios would most want to follow if they were alive today is the so-called “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley. His greatest influences, however, are his parents who he appreciates most for teaching him on topics ranging from geography, to international history.

Perhaps a result of the knowledge his parents have imparted, Dimitrios is particularly interested in international relations, the U.S. and world economy, as well as the U.S. and world sustainable energy production.

Read his essay here!