Name: Ginny Parrish, 17, of PasadenaSchool: Chesapeake...

STANDOUT

November 16, 1992

Name: Ginny Parrish, 17, of Pasadena

School: Chesapeake High School

Accomplishments: Consistently on the honor roll, Ginny has taken college-level courses in mathematics, biology and English.

She is active in her school's theater program and has worked in at least one production a year, either onstage or backstage. Other performing venues have included occasional modeling work, shows at the Spotlighter's Theater in Baltimore and work as an extra on an independent film parody of "Sleeping Beauty," which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival but has not been released in the United States. Of partly Ukrainian extraction, Ginny has performed for the past 11 years with the Lyman Ukranian Dance Ensemble.

Ginny served on the junior varsity cheerleaders squad in the ninth grade. She served as the class treasurer for the 11th and 12th grades and is the Science Club secretary this year, a member of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) and the National Honor Society. She also is a representative to the school's Student Government Association.

She is a member of the Sign Language Club, which studies deaf sign language, and was active last year with the International Student Club, a group that helped exchange students settle into life at the high school. Ginny is part of the school's science student-teacher program, in which she helps teach science to fifth-grade students.

Ambitions: Ginny plans to study science at Virginia Wesleyan College, near Norfolk. She hopes to have a career as a pediatric surgeon, combining her love of science with her regard for children.

Comments: "I don't like sitting at home, so I'm happy when things get busy. And the feeling of helping people in general is kind of neat. I plan to study pre-med in college, because I've wanted to be a doctor since the fifth grade."

If you have someone to nominate as a Student Standout, call Michael Driscoll at 315-8930 or fax it to him at 315-8916.

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