• AP Capstone ScholarNguyen Pham is an upcoming senior (Class of ‘25) from Kempner High School.  She serves as historian of her school’s National Honor Society, president of Rho Kappa Honor Society, and president of TRI-M Music Honor Society. Academic clubs aside, she is also a Varsity Orchestra and KCrew member who co-founded her school’s Vietnamese Student Association. Her favorite hobby—while niche—is making cute, fun cards for the people she loves, adorning them with various embellishments and decor. In the future, she plans on studying at the University of Texas at Austin to become a neonatologist. 

    The Capstone program allowed Nguyen to pursue both her interests (creation) and career goals (neonatology/pediatrics). For her AP Research project, she decided to create a needs-based Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) nutritional program on a cohort located in Harris County, who have never been researched before. By following the Intervention Mapping approach to program creation, she conducted a needs assessment, developed project and change objectives, selected methods for application, and created her program as a result, titled “KAPping Our Health” (as seen below). The Capstone program not only allowed her to reciprocate her passion, but also fostered her growth, resilience, and critical thinking. 

    View Pham's research: Kapping Our Health