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Youth Profile: Digging into the past

September 18, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Some students are fascinated with the future. For Jessica Riemesch, however, the past has captured her attention. It started last fall when she took a class on the Civil War. “It just sort of started then,” the 17-year-old said. “During my junior year, I was the treasurer of the Civil War Brigade.”Part of her role in the group was to help raise money that goes toward Civil War presentations and to help save battlefields.Her favorite subject is math. “I’ve always liked it; I like numbers and equations,” she said.With her love of numbers, Riemesch’s plans for a future career are not surprising.“I want to major in forensic accounting,” she said. “That’s an accountant that looks for fraudulent things.”Riemesch said she hopes to attend Trine University because it has an excellent forensic accounting program. Her backup plan is The Ohio State University but that is a distant second as it does not have a forensic accounting program. In addition to her participation in the Civil War Brigade, Riemesch is also involved in the Spanish Club and belongs to Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. She is also very active in her church youth group at New Hampshire Community Church. Riemesch has interests outside academics, too. She has been on the volleyball team throughout her high school years and plays as an outside hitter. “I really love digging the balls and hitting,” she said.Her other sport is softball, in which she generally plays center field or shortstop. “I love playing center field be cause you can see everything,” Riemesch said. “My goal is not to let anything get past me.”You can comment on this story at www.LimaOhio.com.