Student of the Week Tecumseh High School

Name: Merrill Cline

School: Tecumseh High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Extra-curricular: AFJROTC Community Service and Drill Team, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Cross Country, Musical, Rotary Speech Contest, Grace Lutheran Church Youth Group, Sailing

Claim to fame/honors: OH-881 AFJROTC Squadron Commander, Inspection Team Commander, Cadet of the Year 2017, Rotary Speech Contest 1st place local level, Optimist Speech Contest 3rd place local level

Words you live by: "If you're going to point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back at you." "When life is uncertain, eat dessert first."

Toughest challenge: Trying to be in multiple places at once

Biggest influence: My parents and friends

School-day rituals: Wake up around 5:30, do some push-ups and sit-ups before I get ready for school

What's on your bedroom walls: Sailing awards, cross country awards, pictures of sailboats

When I'm bored I like to … Paint, draw, play or listen to music

Favorite movie: Mulan, The Finest Hours

Person who would play you in a movie: Maisie Williams

Favorite TV show: Sherlock

Favorite musical artist: Coldplay and Panic at the Disco

Favorite book: Lost Island of Tamarind

Favorite home-cooked meal: Barbecue, Lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Tropical Smoothie

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

Place where you'd love to travel: New Zealand, Spain, Puerto Rico, Norway

Talent you'd like to have: The ability to pick only one favorite

Favorite school subject: Spanish, AFJROTC

Favorite athlete: Nathan Chen, team USA figure skater

Favorite team: Team USA

Something in the world I'd like to change: All children should have a safe and loving home to grow up in where they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

Favorite high school moment: Performing in multiple musicals, being a part of the AFJROTC drill team, improving my musicianship

Favorite junk food: Ice cream, Speedy freeze

Best thing about high school: It's temporary.

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