This year’s George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize is shared by Markos Markakis and Grace Sommers. The prize is awarded each year to members of the junior class in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during sophomore year.
Markakis, of Thessaloniki, Greece, attended the high school there at Anatolia College. He is majoring in electrical engineering and pursuing certificates in applications of computing, robotics and intelligent systems, and statistics and machine learning.
He was a member of Forbes College his first two years at Princeton and served as a student technology consultant. He will be a member of Whitman College this academic year. He is an undergraduate grader for the Department of Computer Science.
Markakis is president of the Orange Panhellenic Association, the student-led Greek cultural group; and a member of Princeton Triangle Club.
He spent this past summer as a performance improvement intern in the advisory services division of Ernst & Young in Athens, Greece.
Sommers, of Bridgewater, New Jersey, attended Bridgewater-Raritan High School. A physics major, she is also pursuing certificates in applications of computing and Roman language and culture. Last year she was one of two recipients of the Freshman First Honor Prize.
A version of this article by Jamie Saxon originally appeared on the Princeton University home page.