Students chosen for County Teen Board

By Mary Louise Ruehr Published:

The student representatives to the Portage County Teen Board for the 2012-13 school year have been named.

Brittany Dubos represents Southeast High School. She is the daughter of William and Cheryl Dubos of Diamond.

She has been involved in volleyball, track, softball and marching band, as well as Pep Club, student government, Youth Leadership of Portage County, and National Honor Society. She has earned letters in track and softball.

She enjoys sports, watching movies, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.

Following high school, Brittany intends to study to become a health and physical education teacher and plans to work for the New York Yankees.

Kelly Fussner is a senior at Aurora High School. Her parents are Craig and Julie Fussner of Aurora. At school, she has been captain of the swim team and was involved in University Swim Club, National Honor Society and Youth Group.

She has been on the high honor roll and has earned honors in French, swimming and academics.

Her hobbies include athletics and performing arts, swimming, singing, dancing and marching band. After high school, Kelly plans to attend a four-year college and then go on to graduate school.

Meg Hadzinsky represents James A. Garfield High School. She is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Hadzinsky of Garrettsville. At school, she has been Student Council vice president and treasurer and has been involved in soccer, performance and mentoring.

She has earned letters in soccer and drama, and her name has appeared on the honor roll multiple times.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends; spending time outside and playing soccer; and performing and singing in high school productions.

After high school, Meg plans to attend Cleveland State University.

Lauren John is the daughter of Dan and Marilyn John of Windham. She represents Windham High School, where she has been vice president and secretary in student government and has been involved in basketball, volleyball and the Envirothon.

She has earned a place on the honor roll multiple times and was named a Star Student.

She enjoys crafting, reading, walking, and dancing to country music. Lauren plans to study business and massage therapy in college, then go to school to become a chiropractor.

Stephanie Judd attends Streetsboro High School. She is the daughter of Jerry and Bonnie Judd of Streetsboro. At school, she has been class treasurer and secretary, Student Council president, and captain of the cheerleaders.

She has been in National Honor Society, Rocket Rowdies and the Yearbook Staff. She has earned a spot on the Excellence Roll multiple times, and she has earned honors in Spanish, computers, social studies, science and cheerleading.

In her free time, she dances competitively and cheers for both basketball and football.

After high school, Stephanie plans to attend college, majoring in biochemistry, then go on to study pharmacy or medical research.

Sarah Mikati is a senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. She is the daughter of Fetna Mikati of Kent and Fadel Mikati of Riyahdh, Saudi Arabia.

At school, she has been president of the choir and has been involved in ensemble, swimming, tennis and orchestra.

She has earned honors in French and the Koby Book Award.

Her hobbies include piano, guitar, singing, exercise, writing and reading. After Sarah completes high school, she wants to go on to study journalism, international affairs or political science, and French.

Rachel Naugle is the daughter of Pat and Vicky Naugle of Kent. She is a senior at Field High School and represents Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna, where she has been active in French Club, Drama Club, choir, Skills USA and Ambassador Club.

She has made the honor roll multiple times.

When not at school, Rachel spends her time at work or working with her horse and spending time with family and friends.

She also enjoys reading and camping. After high school, Rachel plans to attend Hiram College and study engineering.

Samantha Perez represents Field High School. She is the daughter of Ed and Maria Perez of Brimfield. At school, she has been captain of the volleyball team, class secretary, and secretary of National Honor Society.

She has been in Portage County Youth Leadership, earned a letter in volleyball, and was a scholar athlete in volleyball.

In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, volleyball, riding four-wheelers, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. She also is a water girl for the football team.

Samantha wants to attend The Ohio State University to study pre-medicine or biology.

Katherine "Katie" Snyder is a senior at Rootstown High School. Her parents are Gary and Laura Snyder of Rootstown.

At school, she has been secretary of National Honor Society and was involved in volleyball, Student Council and the Prom committee. She placed second in the Portage County Art Show in 2011.

She enjoys reading, playing the piano and volleyball. She has done wrestling statistics for several years and recently discovered how much she likes archery.

After high school, Katie would like to attend Walsh University in North Canton and study nursing.

Morgan Sodeman is the daughter of Charles and Kimberly Sodeman of Ravenna. She is a senior at Ravenna High School, where she has been co-captain of the tennis team, secretary of Key Club and an editor of the yearbook.

She has been involved in Science Olympiad, Academic Challenge and National Honor Society.

She has earned letters in tennis and track, academic honors and a scholar athlete award.

She enjoys tennis, running, singing, shopping and photography.

Morgan plans to go to college and major in pre-health or nursing, intending to become a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.

Trevor Sweet represents Crestwood High School . He is the son of Kris and Michelle Sweet of Shalersville. At school, he has been active in football, basketball, track and leadership. His hobbies include weightlifting and sports. Trevor plans to attend college, studying psychology. He would like to earn a doctorate and become a sports or counseling psychologist.

Caitlin Stephenson is a senior at Waterloo High School. Her parents are John and Karen Stephenson of Atwater.

At school, Caitlin is captain of the Color Guard, a member of Student Council, and has been class president and vice president. She has earned a letter in Color Guard. She enjoys being with friends and family, working, going to church and youth group, and just having "me time."

Following high school, Caitlin plans to attend Kent State University, majoring in early childhood education and special education.

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