Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth Ray

Heritage Class of 2011

North Atlanta High School Class of 2015

At North Atlanta, Elizabeth was Captain of the Golf Team, Editor in Chief of the school paper, Captain of the Debate Team, Senior Class President and involved in leadership in other organizations as well.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Elizabeth is a Sophomore and is majoring in Peace, War and Defense with a concentration in National and International Defense and Security and minoring in Arabic. At UNC Elizabeth is writing for two political journals, The Carolina Review and The Hill. She serves on the Policy Outreach Committee for Student Government and is the undergraduate chair for the International Affairs Advisory Council. She also is able to find time to be a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Last summer, she interned for Senator John McCain, working on voter outreach in his reelection campaign.

Elizabeth’s comments about her time at Heritage:

Something that is so fundamental for a Heritage student is being well mannered and polite. That’s a core tenant that goes along with being a Heritage student and it really makes you stand out. I loved all the extracurricular activities Heritage had. Some of them come and go but the chess club was super fun and the golf team. I also loved all of our Heritage trips. Going to DC and Savannah. They were a great way to spend time with your teachers and develop relationships with all of your classmates and friends and do fun things all in the Heritage environment.

Heritage prepared me so spiritually well. You go into high school knowing exactly who you are and exactly who you are in your faith. I never felt persecution but you just feel different sometimes. That’s ok it’s a good different.

I took Arabic in high school and I had the opportunity to study abroad in Morocco. I lived with a Muslim family for a couple of months. I was so confident in my faith. I could share it with them and have an interesting conversation. Heritage prepares you so well for so many different things.

I’m thankful for Heritage Teachers incorporating Christ into everyday lessons and consistently reiterating a message of the Christian faith.