Reesa Phillips is No. 1 in her Oakland Mills High class

Student achiever

February 27, 2002

The student: Reesa Phillips, 17

School: Oakland Mills High

Special achievement: As a result of her exceptional grade point average, Reesa is the No. 1 student in her senior class. A student in gifted-and-talented and advanced placement classes, Reesa is French club treasurer, historian for her school's National Honor Society chapter and a member of the math team. She is also a member of the spirit club, a peer mediator and a safe peer leader to fifth-graders. She plays soccer, participates in track and field and sings in the girls' choir. At her Seventh-day Adventist church, Reesa is a youth leader and serves as sabbath school secretary

How does she get so much done? Time management. "I have to work, and I have a lot of extracurricular activities," Reesa said. "I like keeping busy, and it helps me mange my time. I know that I have to do my homework at a certain time, so it helps me to manage my time better."

What motivates her? "I have a really good relationship with God, and church is a big part of my life," Reesa said. "And I want to be really successful in life, and that's a really big motivation. I know that God has given me a lot, and I feel very blessed."

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