Board of Directors

Morgan Topol

Morgan Topol attended North Carolina Governor’s School West for Instrumental Music in 2017. Music has always been a big part of Morgan’s life, and she has been playing the flute since she was nine years old. While in high school, she held five different leadership positions in her band program in a span of three years; the most notable of these positions were Flute/Piccolo Section Leader of her marching band, Woodwind Captain of her marching band, and President of the Band from 2017-2018. She successfully auditioned for the North Carolina All-State Honors Band in 2017. Her senior year of high school, she won the nationally recognized Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award.

Morgan graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2022 with a B.A. in Media and Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising/Public Relations and a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Rhetorical Communications. She wrote for The Daily Tar Heel for two semesters, first for the University Desk and then for the Arts and Culture Desk. She was also on the marketing team for a non-profit on campus called Musical Empowerment, an organization where she taught free weekly music lessons in flute, piano, and voice to underserved children in the area. Through this role, she discovered her passion for advancing non-profits with missions she cares deeply about. She aspires to become a public relations specialist for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the accessibility of arts education, supporting exceptional children, or advocating for the well-being of children and young adults who share her ethnic and cultural background.

Morgan joined the Board of Directors in 2024 and is honored to do what she can to help Governor’s School thrive. When people ask her what the best day of her life was, she tells them it was the day she found out she got into Governor’s School. She can confidently say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Governor’s School was the most impactful experience of her life thus far. Morgan is so excited to help ensure that future gifted and talented high school students have the opportunity to go to Governor’s School so that they can have the same life-changing experience she did.