School subject: Calculus
Extracurricular activity: Marching band
Hobbies: Reading, playing the flute
Musical artist: Christina Perry
TV show: Criminal Minds
Cafeteria food must-have: Mashed potato bowl
Last book read that wasn't required: The Divergent Series
Pet peeve: When people don't use their turn signals
Person I'd like to meet: Suzanne Collins
Person most admired: My mom
Items always in my locker: Post-it-notes
First job: Volunteer at the Toledo Zoo
Top accomplishment: Being on the High Honor Roll throughout all of high school.
After-graduation plans: I plan to attend West Virginia University to study forensic science and technology.
Career goal: After college, I hope to have a job as a forensic biologist.
Quote from teacher: "Melissa is not just an excellent student because of her conscientious, meticulous, and curious nature," said Amy Farrer, English teacher, "She raises up her entire class with her as she temporarily abandons her own work to help or encourage a peer. It's a joy and honor to have a student like Melissa in class because she works diligently always and respects everyone in the classroom."
— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.