A Mississippi high school graduate has been elected as Harvard University’s student body president.
Noah Harris, a 2018 graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the first African American to serve in the role at prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts.
“I’m really grateful that the student body is entrusting me with such a historic and unprecedented moment,” Harris told WDAM. “To make the right moves and to really bring their voices to the forefront. I just never expected that I would be in a position to run for this.”
Harris is a junior and a political science major at Harvard. He served as treasurer on the finance committee in his first two years. His vice president and running mate is neuroscience major Jenny Gan. Both plan on making a difference at the university.
Harris and Gan will be sworn in Dec. 6.
It’s hard for me to put into words how grateful I am to be elected Harvard Student Body President with my partner in crime Jenny Gan!! I will work tirelessly to make all of you proud over the next year. Thank you for this honor! Together, let’s Build Tomorrow’s Harvard!!! ☝🏾 pic.twitter.com/gsW05pXalf
— Noah Harris (@noah10harris) November 13, 2020