Stark State College Teen of the Month: Megan Winters, GlenOak
NAME – Megan Winters
RESIDENCE – Canton
AGE – 18
THE SCHOOL – GlenOak High School
COLLEGE CHOICE – Anderson University in South Carolina.
PARENT – Jennifer and Michael Winters
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS – Athletic, Charismatic, Ambitious.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – University Lacrosse, National Honor Society, Science Club, Environmental Club.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – GlenOak coordinator of St Baldrick’s Foundation, youth group, Burning River lacrosse, volunteer at the Humane Society and volunteer tutor for young pupils.
HONORS AND AWARDS – Four-year academic letter, three-year college letter in lacrosse.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL? – My favorite thing to do outside of school is hang out with friends.
FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY? – My favorite high school memory would be when I signed my National Letter of Intent to play Division II Lacrosse at Anderson University.
MOST PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED TO KNOW… – … I always wanted a companion cow.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO AS A CAREER? – I hope to become a medical assistant and specialize in orthopedic surgery.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE ADOLESCENTS FACE TODAY? – The biggest problem facing teens today should be undiagnosed or untreated mental health issues. Mental health affects all aspects of life and can be extremely difficult to manage on your own. Many teens don’t know how to deal with mental health issues or don’t know how to ask for help when they need it.
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