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Published: Monday, 11/25/2013

Student of the week: Leah Puterbaugh

Summerfield High School

Leah Puterbaugh Leah Puterbaugh


School subject: English and Spanish

Extracurricular activity: Singing and playing guitar in the worship band at my youth group

Hobbies: Helping children with special needs through the BREATHE Ministry of Westgate Chapel, singing, playing guitar, spending time with my friends, and reading

Car: My 2002 Chevy Trailblazer

Store: Life Way Christian Bookstore

Musical artist: Moriah Peters, the Rend Collective Experiment, BarlowGirl

Movie: Courageous

TV show: Duck Dynasty



Cafeteria food must-have: Salad bar

Last book read that wasn't required: Radical by David Platt

Pet peeve: When people walk very slowly in front of me in the halls at school and I'm in a hurry.

Person I'd like to meet: Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends

Person most admired: My former varsity softball coach, Robert Taylor, for his great work ethic, encouragement, and strong faith.

Items always in my locker: A bag full of extra school supplies

First job: Babysitting

Top accomplishment: Going to Cambodia on a mission trip (summer 2011), growing in my relationship with Jesus, falling in love with the people there, and gaining a heart for cross cultural missions.



After-graduation plans: I hope to attend Nyack College in New York and get a master's degree in Special Education and a minor in Intercultural Studies.

Career goal: My dream is to work in a foreign country where people with disabilities are typically outcast, and begin an outreach to love, care for, and educate them.

Quote from teacher: "Leah is a passionate and driven young lady who is dedicated to making the world a better place," said Scott Leach, Principal.

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

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