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Published: Wednesday, 10/17/2007

Student of the Week: Amanda Kelley, St. Ursula Academy

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Amanda Kelley, a senior from Toledo, plans to major in chemical engineering and ballet at the University of Cincinnati, Purdue University, or the University of Notre Dame. Her favorite subjects include chemistry and calculus, and she has a 4.34 grade-point average.

A National Merit Semifinalist and a member of the National Honor Society, Amanda has been awarded a number of dance scholarships and is a member of a selective national dance company, the LA Dance Magic Dance Co.

Amanda is a member of St. Ursula's dance team and the JETS Club and has participated in several school musicals. She is an active member of Youth Leadership Toledo and YIPEE (Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence) and is a teacher at Sunrise Gymnastics Academy and the Pro Dance Academy.

Deborah Zimmerman, the physical education and Advanced Placement calculus teacher at the school, had high praise for Amanda.

"She has the ambition and motivation to succeed academically as well as in her supplementary endeavors," Mrs. Zimmerman said. "Amanda's ability to handle multiple responsibilities while continuing to maintain her academics is what makes her an exceptional choice for this honor."

Amanda is the daughter of Dan and Karen Kelley.

- Student-of-the-week accolades are compiled by Lucas County Educational Service Center for The Blade.

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