Second-year Scholar helps launch new podcast to keep community members informed in her hometown

Tahi Wiggins, JS ’23, joins former high school peers to address current events, politics, and history in new podcast

July 10, 2020

When Tahi Wiggins, the Randolph Preston Pillow Jefferson Scholar, was a senior at Northumberland County High School in 2018-19, she helped launch her school’s first Ted-Ed Club, delivering a platform to her peers for meaningful discussion about current events, social movements, and political beliefs. This summer, Tahi finds herself back in her hometown, joining forces with two fellow U.Va. students and former high school peers with a similar mission in mind. Together, they have launched “Main Street Speaks”, a new podcast that aims to keep community members in her hometown informed and engaged.


Tahi Wiggins

Dr. Randolph Preston Pillow Jefferson Scholar



The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

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