ELIZABETH CLEMENCE

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School 

Age: 18

Hometown: Dover

Family: Parents Shelly and Mark; sister, Sarah; brother, Marcus

College choice: Walsh University

GPA: 3.98

School activities: Golf, bowling, Chess Club, Youth to Youth

Community activities: Tuscarawas County Special Olympics, Tuscarawas County Youth Advisory Board, Abstinence Team, St. Joseph Soup Kitchen, Dover Food Pantry, St. Joseph Parish volunteer, ESL grade school tutor, Run for Home volunteer. 

Honors and awards: Three-year varsity letters in golf and bowling, second team IVC in golf, first team IVC in bowling, Academic All-Ohio for golf, Best of Tusc Preps in bowling, Student of the Month, National Honor Society vice president, two year academic letter, highest grade in class (Algebra I, Music Appreciation, Advanced Algebra II, American History, Geometry, iMusic, ODU Computer class, Chemistry, Journalism, Pre-Calculus), recipient of the John and Mary Nelson Scholarship, the Dr. Joseph Brennan Scholarship, Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award.

Describe yourself in three words: Humble, dedicated, kind

What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? Find time to hang out with friends and family and go to see movies.

Favorite high school memory: When our Mock Trial team moved on from district competition and I received "Outstanding Attorney" after knowing the material for less than two days due to sickness of a teammate.

Most people would be surprised to know … I collect all different kinds of elephants.

Career plans: Graduate with my master's in accounting and find a job that will support me, and hopefully have the opportunity to travel and help Third World countries improve their budgeting systems.

What is the biggest issue facing teenagers today? Teenagers are too easy to judge others instead of getting to know them first. Also, many look at what other people say about a person online instead of trusting their own judgment.