2023 – Zahni S

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Zahni is from East Orange, New Jersey and will be attending Morehouse College to major in Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies. Our conversation with Zahni was inspiring as he spoke to us with incredible transparency and depth. He asked us questions that required the same from us which was unique among any interviews we have ever done. Housing insecurity was part of his experiences growing up and rather than allowing that to negatively impact his academic life he was fueled to persevere academically. His AP History teacher described him as “one of the most resilient students” she has ever had. Zahni’s goal at Morehouse is to join his fellow students in “pushing the boundaries of education” and to join the highest ranks of exceptional Black filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Jordan Peele, or Ava DuVernay. We believe deeply in his talents and can’t wait to have a front row seat on his path to the top.