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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.”