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As the winner of the Distinguished Senior Award, Kenosha native Natalie Lall ’22 gave the senior class address during Commencement weekend.

The Class of 2022 representative was announced May 7 during the Celebration of Scholars award ceremony. The Distinguished Senior Award recognizes high academic achievement, service to the campus community, leadership in student organizations, and active engagement beyond the campus.

Natalie Lall ?22, Distinguished Senior A faculty committee chose Natalie from a pool of 13 finalists. Graduating with majors in political science and theatre performance, she’s maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her time at Carthage.

One nominating faculty member praised her for consistent leadership, “participating and pushing the conversation when others were lagging, and then stepping back and letting others lead when they were willing and able.”

Natalie took part in numerous Carthage theatre productions as an actor, director, and dramaturg. Her work in multiple categories earned recognition at the Kennedy Center’s annual American College Theater Festival.

“She has such a presence on stage,” a theatre professor wrote. “Every action is studied, prepared, nuanced. She is a talented student of the actor’s craft, and her curiosity and passion, coupled with that talent, will bring her as far as she chooses to go.”

Also active in Model United Nations, Natalie was the delegate relations chair for the organization. She worked on campus as a videographer in the Office of Marketing and Communications.

In the wider community, Natalie volunteered as a Readers are Leaders tutor through United Way Kenosha and served on the Anti-Racist Team for Call to Action Chicago. After an internship with Disney Theatrical Group in New York, she performed at Walt Disney World in Florida.