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Fredrick Toohey

Fredrick Toohey

Hometown: Montgomery, AL
High School: The Montgomery Academy
Intended major: Political Science, Philosophy
Possible career: Politics

As a high school student in Montgomery, Alabama, Fredrick quickly became interested in politics and social justice. During his junior year, he began to get involved, working as an intern for the Alabama Democratic Party and volunteering as a tutor for underprivileged students at the Jubilee Community Center. these experiences caused him to become even more impassioned about creating some sort of positive social change, and showed him the importance of working with both legislation and individuals to achieve this goal.

Fredrick continued to be politically active at his high school, the Montgomery Academy, where he was a writer and editor for the "World" section of his school newspaper, and a state champion in public forum debate as a member of the forensics team. in addition, he qualified for the YMCA National Championships as a swimmer, and ran Varsity Cross Country and Track, receiving All State honors multiple times, and helping his team to two state runner up trophies.

After high school, Fredrick worked independently for multiple Democratic campaigns in Alabama. At Swarthmore, he works as a student coordinator and tutor at the Chester East Side Ministries after school program, swims butterfly for the varsity swim team, and continues to look for ways to get involved. He is excited to study political science and advance the causes of equality throughout his life.