Name: Emily Paul
School: Canton Central Catholic
College choice: The University of Findlay
Parents: John and Jennifer Paul
Describe yourself in three words: Hard-working, determined, and blessed.
What is your favorite thing to do outside school? I love spending time outdoors. This includes playing pick-up basketball games with my little brothers, biking, running, and walking my dogs at the trail.
Favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory is traveling to Europe with the Latin Club. I had the opportunity to explore new places and cultures with one of my closest friends. I had the chance to see the Colosseum, Pompeii, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Vatican, the Partheon, the Trevi Fountain, and Montserrat. It was such an amazing experience, and I hope to go back to Europe one day.
Most people would be surprised to know ...: I was a member of Central's first girls' cross country team to qualify for state.
What do you hope to do as a career? I hope to become a veterinarian. Ever since I was little, I dreamed of becoming a vet. I am very excited to pursue my dream through the Pre-Vet program at Findlay.
What is the biggest issue facing teenagers today? I believe that the biggest issue facing teens today is the pressure to conform to the standards and expectations of others. Many teens suppress their individuality in order to be accepted by others. Instead, teenagers should learn to accept others and not be afraid to be themselves.
The following students were nominated for Teen of the Month for April 2017:
Canton South High School
Caroline Grace Monger
Nominated by: Amy Bush, choir director
East Canton High School
Nominated by: Lisa Gothard, teacher, National Honor Society advisor
GlenOak High School
Chloe Marie Ramnarine
Nominated by: Nathan Bodenschatz, physics teacher
Lake High School
Nominated by: Sheryl Gregerson, AP chemistry teacher
Louisville High School
Paige Taylor Haren
Nominated by: Ann Clemson, counselor
McKinley High School
Nominated by: Lori Nickels, counselor
Minerva High School
Regan Marie Jones
Nominated by: Lisa Kuehn, honors mathematics teacher and National Honor Society advisor
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Anne Therese Meadowcroft
Nominated by: Terrance Murphy, religion teacher
Tuslaw High School
Nominated by: Troy Criswell, math teacher
Washington High School
Nominated by: Karen Deitrick, teaching professions teacher