Youth Profile: Teen aims high at Wapakoneta High School

By Sam Shriver,

Michaelia Fisher

Michaelia Fisher

Sam Shriver | The Lima News

WAPAKONETA — Michaelia Fisher, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, is setting her sights high.

“I’m undecided on a college right now but I want to major in biochemistry to end up going into cancer research,” Fisher said.

“I’ve always thought [I would pursue] the medical field but then I decided I wanted to do research but I want to get my M.D. because I also want to be a doctor with it,” she said.

Fisher holds down a 3.9 GPA and is taking all honor classes as she prepares herself for college and beyond.

She really appreciates her experience at Wapakoneta High School.

“I like the interactions with the teachers. They’re there as our role models and they’re there to teach but they’re also there if we need any advice or anything and they’re very helpful,” she said.

She is involved in student politics.

“I’m also in student senate, I’m president of that so we run like the blood drive. We collected money for bravery bags that go to cancer patients,” she said.

She is also on the cross-country and track teams.

“It really sets determination and it helps you strive for your goals and it’s definitely a mind game. You have to be in good shape but it’s definitely to help you keep going and it kind of helps you in school too. It’s something to look forward to after school,” she said.

4-H is another big part of her life.

“I show pigs and I’m very involved through that way, I got my FFA State Degree and I’m hoping to get my American Degree. I also just won Auglaize County Fair Queen. So I’m competing for State Fair Queen in January.

So what has being in 4-H taught her that will be useful later in life?

“It’s definitely taught me teamwork, money management, a lot of responsibility through taking care of animals,” she said.

In her spare time she “hangs out at sporting events, Friday night football, then do different things like go out to eat, go to movies,” she added.

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By Sam Shriver,

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