Duke University

Torrey Pines seniors make a difference on campus

By Emily DeRuy



Torrey Pines High School graduating senior Jessica Brown is involved in a multitude of organizations and activities on campus, but she's truly passionate about one — the Be The Change club. Brown is the president and has made it her goal to promote compassion and acceptance at the school.

"We promote challenge days, which advocate tolerance and respect on campus," she said. "We break down social barriers. Kids should feel comfortable and safe."

A Challenge Day actually entails three days of intensive introspection and community building. Attending students are...