Donovan Allen

Central Catholic High School, 12

Dorreen and William Allen

Academic Achievement

Brother David S. Baginski Scholars Program, Member – 3 Years
National Honors Society, Member – 2 Years
Children of Steel, President – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

SKN Muay Thai, Member – 4 Years
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Competitor/Participant – 3 Years
Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory School of Music, Member – 4 Years

Community Involvement

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Researcher – 2 Years


After I complete my undergraduate studies as an English major, I plan on pursuing a doctoral degree in English and studying coloniality in literature. Literature shapes us in many ways, and therefore the literature we read and how we read it is essential to our lives as human beings. I want to redefine how we read literature and what we consider great literature to be, along with offering a framework for future generations to understand and study literature.