Mellerson, a pitcher and shortstop for the Rams varsity team, fits volunteering in around a busy summer of softball that includes a week of camp and playing with her Reisterstown Thunder club team four days a week.
In the meantime, the sisters and their 6-year-old brother, Grant, will keep trying to see whether they can finally talk their father into getting a puppy.
"I would love to have a dog," Mellerson said. "He had a dog and he had a bunny, too, so I'm like, 'Can I have some of the fun?'"
Michael Seaberg, South River
When he was 9 years old and just starting to swim, Michael Seaberg's most notable recollection was competing on a relay team for his Crofton team in the Central Maryland Swimming League.
He will tell you he wasn't the best swimmer then but that being part of a team was cool.
These days, as a rising senior at South River, Seaberg's enthusiasm for the sport remains the same and the work he has put into it has paid big dividends.
Representing South River in the Class 4A-3A state championships, he took second place in the 100-meter breaststroke. A member of the Naval Academy Aquatic Club the past six years, he won the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the Maryland Swimming Championships in March.
Still swimming at the Crofton Country Club, Seaberg is equally enthusiastic about sharing his passion of the sport this summer. He's working as an assistant coach with 12-and-under and 10-and-under swimmers.
His time in the Naval Academy program has given him a wealth of knowledge regarding the techniques for the different strokes. Seaberg also wants to stress the importance of being confident in yourself and having fun.
"It's cool to coach at the club I've been swimming at all these years and I'm excited to be a part of it," he said. "It's really rewarding, and I think that goes for teaching anything you may love and do well in. I want to share the things I've learned with the kids, and hopefully they can grow to love swimming as much as I do."