Maqueline Weiss now attends Elon University, but as a member of the class of 2018 of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, she left a unique Jewish mark on her school. A granddaughter of Isidore Alterman, Weiss viewed herself as the face of Mount Vernon because of her role as an ambassador prefect, speaking to parents and training student tour guides, among other activities.
Weiss planned two of the schools’ weekly chapel assemblies, for Rosh Hashanah and Passover, and brought in a rabbi to discuss the passages. She was one of three Jewish students in her class.
One of many impressive accomplishments, Weiss raised $300,000 for Type 1 diabetes in the 11 years since she was diagnosed with the disease at just 7 years old. The three words she chose to describe herself seem ever fitting, “determined, motivated and curious.”
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