Allegra “Lili” Abizaid '20 is one of 14 students featured in Arlington Magazine.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School recent graduate Lili Abizaid ’20 was selected as one of the 14 Arlington Magazine Extraordinary Teens for their annual issue featuring outstanding students from the area.
The special section is in the magazine's July/August print issue and online.
In addition to her strong academics and a leading member of the school’s Model UN chapter, Lili was recognized for her leadership and volunteer efforts. She founded The Marot Foundation with a friend following a service trip to Haiti to deliver school supplies in 2018. “We found that we were helping kids fix their shoes with duct tape and hair ties and thought, it’s a simple, small problem that we could hopefully help out with.” Since then, the foundation has collected more than 200 pairs of shoes for Haitian children.
Lili will attend the University of Chicago, where she plans to major in political science and minor in art history while keeping up with languages, all with the goal of attending law school. Dr. Michael Carter, her college counselor, said: “Lili Abizaid is now and will continue to be a force for good in our world.”
The Extraordinary Teen Awards are chosen from among nominations for high school students who live in Arlington, Falls Church, and McLean. Fourteen students were selected for the seventh-annual awards.