Eastern Illinois University
Hometown: Avalon Park
“Fondly known as Dancing Giles, his initially quiet exterior hides a warmth and a vibrant personality apparent to everyone who comes to know him. Giles’s welcoming spirit makes all those around him feel welcome, most memorably during his DJ sets in the student lounge the last period of the school day.
“A talented photographer, an active student, and a defensive difference-maker on the basketball court, it’s no wonder his host family practically offered to adopt him when we visited Germany for Project Week.”
— Music teacher Michael Ellis