Josh PekloSchool: Glenelg Country SchoolAge: 17Hometown...

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March 22, 1993

Josh Peklo

School: Glenelg Country School

Age: 17

Hometown: West Friendship

His accomplishments: He's president of the National Honor Society as well as the Outing Club, a 15-member organization that takes camping and outdoor trips. He's the advertising manager of the school yearbook, The Tower. He plays varsity basketball and tennis. He's also part of the Community Service Organization.

Outside of school, he's a volunteer firefighter for the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department. He says volunteering at the fire station has helped him handle stress. He's expected to finish training to become an emergency medical technician this spring.

His comments: When I joined, I was the only one under 18. I've seen firefighter volunteers working and I was impressed with what they did. Being a firefighter is a good way to serve the community.

His future plans: He intends to attend Davidson College in North Carolina to major in physics.

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