Name: Allison McGuire, 17, of Odenton.School: Senior at...

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

February 01, 1993

Name: Allison McGuire, 17, of Odenton.

School: Senior at Anne Arundel High School.

Accomplishments/Interests: As a member of the National Honor Society and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist, Allison maintains a 3.86 grade point average.

Recently she took a brief respite from her classes to serve for a week as a page at the Maryland General Assembly. She will return to the State House sometime before the legislative session closes for an additional week.

During her junior year, she was the photography editor for the school newspaper. This year she is co-editor of the school's literary magazine.

She is a member of the Drama Club, the Thespian Society and is FTC active in her school's peer tutoring program, assisting students with math and social studies.

As part of a school group that gets involved in environmental and health issues, Positive Action By Students, Allison helped organize paper recycling at her school. She also has driven the collected paper to the local recycling center.

Outside of school she participates in a mentorship program at the Naval History Museum at the Naval Academy, where she is studying old photos of ships and gathering information about them.

Allison has an avid interest in photography and has taken courses in the subject at Goucher College and Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts.

Active in the Girl Scouts for 12 years with Troop 727 in Crofton, Allison has served as the troop's president and is the recipient of the Scouts' Silver Award. She is a candidate for the Girl Scouts' highest honor, the Gold Award.

As a Senior Scout, Allison has served for the past three years as a leader-in-training for a Brownie and Junior Troop of Girl Scouts.

Although she is undecided on her college major, she has already earned six hours of college credit as a participant in the "Women in Engineering" program sponsored by the University of Maryland.

Comments: As Allison prepares for graduation and college next fall, she says she is not certain what career she might pursue, but says, "I am looking forward to the challenges and changes."

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