Benjamin Laws, Central Catholic High School.
Home: Monclova Township
School subject: Science
Extracurricular activity: Quiz Bowl
Store: Hobby Lobby
Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
TV show: Wipeout
Cafeteria food must-have: Pizza
Last book read that wasn't required: Broke by Glen Beck
Pet peeve: Children's movies and television shows
Person most admired: St. Joseph
Person I'd like to meet: Benjamin Franklin
Items always in my locker: Pope Benedict XVI magnet
First job: Central Catholic High School Work-Study Program
Top accomplishment: National Merit Finalist
After-graduation plans: Go to college, hopefully the University of Notre Dame or Case Western Reserve University.
Career goal: Get a fun job.
Quote from teacher: "Ben Laws is a scholar, a quiet leader and, most importantly, a young man of integrity and character," said Christine A. Maseman, guidance counselor. "He holds himself to the highest standards both academically and personally. He was recently named as a National Merit Finalist. He is ranked first in his class and will represent Central Catholic as its 2011 valedictorian."
-- Information is compiled by Lucas County Educational Service Center for The Blade.