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School zone: Alissa Zapiecki, Otsego High School

Alissa Zapiecki Alissa Zapiecki


School subject: Language arts and social studies

Extracurricular activity: Book and Media Club, Manga/Anime Guild, National Honor Society, Band, Chorale

Hobbies: Reading, writing, drawing, watching and reading Anime and Manga online, community theater

Car: Toyota Prius

Store: Barnes and Noble, Walmart

Musical artist: Nickelback, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne

Movie: Star Wars Original Trilogy or Disney's Pocahontas

TV show: Bones, Castle


Cafeteria food must-have: Stuffed-crust pizza or cheese-filled breadsticks

Last book read that wasn't required: Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Pet peeve: Books and movies placed in the incorrect order

Person most admired: My mom

Person I'd like to meet: J.K. Rowling

Items always in my locker: My emergency chocolate

First job: Volunteer at Grand Rapids Vacation Bible School, Grand Rapids Art Camp, and the church youth group.

Top accomplishment: I've gotten the highest grade in the Americanism and Government Program within my class for two consecutive years.


After-graduation plans: I plan to go to a four-year college and major in middle childhood education and then get a master's degree in library science.

Career goal: My goal is to work at a public or school library while I write and publish stories and novels.

Quote from teacher: “Alissa is a talented, multifaceted young woman,” said Barbara Mackey, library-media specialist. “I can always depend on her as a student library aide to go ahead with whatever is needed, and to do so with excellence and integrity.”

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