Student of the Week Global Impact STEM Academy

Allison Sanders

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Allison Sanders

Name: Allison Sanders

School: Global Impact STEM Academy

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Extra-curricular: 4-H, FFA, Springfield Youth Symphony violinist, American Kennel Club junior competitor, GISA choir and orchestra, science fairs

Claim to fame/honors: 2017 Borlaug Ruan Scholar and Ohio delegate for the World Food Prize, 5 year Ohio State Science Day presenter, National FFA Agriscience Fair winner, Clark State Community College dean's list, 5 year American Kennel Club junior national finalist

Words you live by: "Think globally, act locally."

Toughest challenge: Managing my grades, college work, extracurriculars and social life

Biggest influence: My village - a group of outstanding friends and family who constantly make me a better person

School-day rituals: Wake up early, jam out to some music, get to school early enough to get a decent parking spot and write a daily joke on the board before class

What's on your bedroom walls: Pictures of my dog/family/friends, an Adventure Awaits poster, various dog show ribbons and clips to hold all my hats

When I'm bored I like to … Do agility with my dog, watch Netflix/Hulu and hang out with my friends

Favorite movie: Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. or The Wizard of Oz

Person who would play you in a movie: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy

Favorite musical artist: Elvis, Adele, Alicia Keys and Pentatonix

Favorite book: Harry Potter or Looking for Alaska

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom's stuffed shells

Favorite restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory or Outback Steakhouse

Whose mind would you like to read: My dog's

Place where you'd love to travel: Europe or anywhere with a nice beach

Talent you'd like to have: Ice figure skating

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu

Favorite team: Ohio State Buckeyes (football) or Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey)

Something in the world I'd like to change: Universal animal health and welfare

Favorite high school moment: Showing a group of high schoolers from Ghana around Global Impact and making a lasting connection with them

Favorite junk food: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Best thing about high school: The opportunities to travel/compete, meet new people and get

completely out of my comfort zone

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