Lacie KoppelmanSchool: Oakland Mills HighAge: 17Home...

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January 04, 1993

Lacie Koppelman

School: Oakland Mills High

Age: 17

Home: Columbia

Accomplishments: She is a member of the Maryland Senior All-State Choir and is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Talent in the Arts. She played as an offensive forward on the school's field hockey team and has won a scholar-athlete award.

She worked as an intern for state Del. Virginia M. Thomas for two years. She is captain of the speech team and sings in the school choir as well as the jazz ensemble, an a cappella group. She has had leading roles in school plays, including "A Chorus Line" and "Cabaret."

She is one of 10 seniors who has a 4.0 grade-point-average and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Merit Finalist. She won first place in the Howard County Speech Tournament for Oral Interpretation as a JTC freshman and a sophomore. She has studied Hebrew and Judaic studies since she was in the third grade.

Her comments: "Singing brings you down to earth. I really enjoy it because it makes me feel good to perform in front of people. It always did.

"Trying as many activities as high school offers and putting in a lot of time may be stressful, but you get a lot out of it. It really opens your mind to new things.

"The one thing that I did give up was sleep. It was quite a lot of stress. I'm always on the go and always overcommitted. It's a lot of work, just to keep up your grades up."

Her goals: She has applied to six schools: Princeton, Brown, Vassar College, Oberlin College, Emory University and the University of Maryland at College Park. She plans to study the biological life science.

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