Student Spotlight – Gillian

CLASS Scholars attend high schools all across middle Tennessee and bring to the Seminars a variety of interests and experiences. In the Student Spotlight feature, we’ll be letting you know a little more about who the CLASS Scholars are and what they do besides attend Seminars.

Gillian has trouble choosing a favorite subject in school, because she loves them all. Her favorite CLASS Seminar was either the one with former Nashville mayor Mayor Karl Dean or Ken Spring’s discussion of the Sociology of Music.


She loves to debate everything, from religion and politics to animal rights and whether bananas are good. A vegetarian and self-styled “old school hippie,” she is  the president of a liberal thinking club.