Each year for our Prep Elite feature, we ask local high school faculty and administrators to nominate students who are exemplary in academics, sports, volunteerism, the arts, or other areas of their lives. We’re never disappointed. This year, we talked with seniors who have a strong sense of purpose; they know where they’re headed. Their answers didn’t disappoint. For example: If you could choose any influential historical figure to join you for lunch, who would it be? Condoleezza Rice. I’d like to ask her about her journey— past, present and future—key points of what she learned, and what she would do differently.