LIMA — Meghan Murphy doesn’t necessarily refer to herself as an activist.
However she does like to be active in topics important to her.
Meghan became active with the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network a little more than a year ago after a friend serving in the same group recommended her. She said she was glad she made the decision to join.
“I like advocating for social issues,” Meghan said. “I think it is very important.”
Meghan, 17, is now a senior at Lima Central Catholic. Being active in the network and other youth boards has allowed for her to be more focused on issues her generation will face as adults.
“I like to address social issues, especially women’s issues,” Meghan said. “I like to look into how they will affect me, like equal pay.”
Meghan goes into her senior year carrying a 3.8 GPA. She is also involved with Art Club, International Club and she helps tutor other students at LCC. In addition, he is involved with a youth book club. Since she was a toddler, she has been a dance student and has been a student at Lyn’s Academy of Dance in Elida for 14 years.
She has not nailed down a career goal yet, but among things she is considering is teaching American studies or history.
“I am still trying to figure it out,” Meghan said.
In her spare time, Meghan likes to read, play with her dogs and she loves to bake.
Meghan is the daughter of Patrick and Sheila Murphy, and she has a younger brother, Sean, 15.
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