JEANNIE YOUNG LEESchool: Centennial High SchoolHometown: Ellicott...



School: Centennial High School

Hometown: Ellicott City

Age: 17

Jeannie, a senior, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.9. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was a semifinalist in Maryland's Distinguished Scholar program.

Jeannie, She has been a Maryland Scholar Athlete for four years and is a National Merit Scholar.

Jeannie has been a member of the student government association for four years and active with the National Honor Society.

Her community activities include volunteering for the annual Jingle Bell Banquet dinner for area senior citizens at Christmas, Holiday Mart, Community Service Committee; tree planting; and Red Cross blood drives.

She is editor of the school newspaper Wingspan and was a reporter before that.

Jeannie has been involved in many varsity sports at Centennial. She has been on the varsity tennis team for four years and was on the county championship team her junior year.

She plays field hockey at school and for the Baltimore Field Hockey Association League and indoor field hockey at Super Sports in Columbia. She was named best offensive player as a sophomore and is part of the county championship field hockey team this year.

Jeannie also has run indoor track for four years.

Jeannie's parents are Jane and U. K. Lee. She has a brother, Jae, who is attending Duke University.

Plans: Jeannie would like to attend a four-year college and major in biomedical engineering. She has been accepted at the University of Maryland College Park and Duke University. She plans on attending Duke.

Of volunteering, Jeannie said, "Doing the Jingle Bell Banquet was a lot of fun."

"It really puts you in the Christmas spirit. They [senior citizens] really appreciate it. Most of them live in retirement homes and their families are far away," she said.

"My dad is an engineer, and we have a strong background in math and science in our family. I wanted to combine my interest in medicine and engineering," she said. "I hope to be doing hands-on theory and research."

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