ERIN DEIGERT, 16, daughter of Charles and Debbie Deigert of Gross Mill Road in Hampstead.
School: Senior at North Carroll High School.
Honored for: Spending three weeks studying marine biology in Australia and New Zealand through the People to People Youth Science Exchange.
North Carroll Assistant Principal Allan Abbott praised Erin's involvement in school. She is treasurer of the Student Government Association, president of the National Honor Society chapter and plays varsity lacrosse and field hockey.
"She seems to have her target and knows the direction she wants to go in life," Mr. Abbott said.
Goals: To be a chemical engineer. She has applied to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Comments: "I used to want to be a marine biologist. My interest shifted, and the job market [changed], and different things are available. I think I'd like to go into research, either in pharmaceuticals or the genetic aspect."