Elikem Dodor

Elikem will graduate from North Carolina State University in 2022 with a degree in science, technology and society, with minors in Africana studies and mathematics. During her time at NC State, Elikem has been actively involved in her campus newspaper, Nubian Message. This publication is focused on lifting the voices of Black and other marginalized people. Elikem hopes to continue her advocacy for underrepresented communities by pursuing graduate school or law school.

Bree Matthews is a 16-year-old girl with a desire to separate herself from her old life after her mother’s passing. While attending a residential program for bright high schoolers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bree is thrown into the world of magic. 

Youth voters came out in record numbers in North Carolina and across the nation. By the end of early voting, North Carolinians aged 18-29 had already reached 93% of their total 2016 turn out, according to data from NextGen America. More data about the impact of youth voters in the 2020 elections is still forthcoming, but preliminary analysis by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University suggests the youth vote helped power Biden into the White House in key states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.