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
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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