Name: Meaghan Sample
Accomplishment: For Meaghan Sample, the senior year of high school is likely to be much busier than it would be for the average students.
That’s because Sample campaigned for–and won–the presidency of that National Honor Society at the high school, which means she will plan meetings, attend events, and plan charitable activities for the community in addition to her regular school studies.
“I was surprised when I won, but I campaigned hard,” said Sample. “I’m looking forward to this new role.”
As president, Sample will plan regular meetings, and marshal NHS members into planning fundraisers that help community groups. In the past, the NHS has participated in activities that have helped the and the other community groups. Sample said it’s important for the NHS to help local groups so the fruits of the group’s efforts can be felt directly in the community.
The NHS is a national group for academically high-achievers. The group is made up of juniors and seniors.
Key to awesomeness: Sample said the key to her success was being able to organize a successful campaign for the president’s spot at the start of the school year.
“I worked really hard,” she said.
In addition to her activities with the NHS, Sample is busy at school, and also after school.
She maintains a 3.9 grade point average, and this year, will play tennis for the school. Sample serves as treasurer for the school’s 2012 class, and the Interact group. She is also a part of Edsel Ford’s Link Crew, which mentors students.
Additionally, Sample is a student volunteer at in Dearborn when she’s not in class.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Sample is going through the process of applying to colleges. So far, she is applying to both the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Northwestern University. Her preferred school is UM, where she would like to eventually pursue medicine.
“I would like to be a cardiologist,” she said.
Sample is the daughter of Marc Sample and Mattie Biggs.
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