The 17-year-old resident of Mason graduated magna cum laude from William Mason High School and received the Principal’s Award for maintaining a grade point average above 4.0 through her four years in high school. She will be majoring in biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and was accepted into the Connections Dual Admissions Program. Through that program, she will reserve her admission into the UC College of Medicine upon completion of her bachelor’s degree.
“I always have had a passion for medicine and I dream of becoming a surgeon.” Her service activities included volunteering in the emergency department of West Chester Hospital, which she is continuing this summer. She also volunteered in a school program that organized social outings to bring together special needs students and the general student population. Woodson was a member of her high school’s German National Honor Society and at one time had lived in Germany. She was a member of her varsity dance team and was also a competitive gymnast at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy. She will be joining the University Honors Program for academically talented students.
Woodson says she looks forward to becoming a member of the UC Dhadak Dance Team, studying abroad and gaining experience at UC Medical Center. “Being of a multi-racial background and having an extremely diverse family, I find the depth of culture at UC to be very valuable.”