FORT JENNINGS — Marissa Krietemeyer, 18, is a senior at Fort Jennings High School and is active in student government, serving as student council president. She’s also in National Honor Society and helps put together the yearbook, all while maintaining a 3.97 grade point average.
“I’ve been in student council since 7th grade and it has taught me a lot. I’m actually part of bigger organization, which is the Ohio Association of Student Councils. That’s with people all over the state and we do little retreats and stuff and we have workshops. There’s a state conference every year in April, and our school is actually hosting that this year,” she said.
Like many young people, she is still testing the waters when it comes to a career choice.
“Right now I’m undecided on what I want to be when I grow up. I want to do something in the biology field, and I plan on attending Ohio State,” she said. “Biology was always my favorite subject in school and I find everything about it fascinating, I just need to learn more and do a lot of research about all the things I can actually do [in the biology field].”
She is a triple threat athletically. She’s had success in soccer, basketball and track at Fort Jennings High School.
“My favorite sport is whatever season it’s in, I can’t ever decide,” she said.
Krietemeyer is active in 4-H, “but I don’t do animals, I sew and I cook. It teaches me more leadership skills and being able to do the sewing part and the cooking part, which kind of is a lost art, that only older people do,” she said.
As for her experience at Fort Jennings High School, “I love the small community and I have that one-on-one relationship with my teachers,” she said. “I have good relationships with all my teachers, so it’s nice. I can just go and ask them a question and not feel pressured about it. I also like that I can talk to everybody in our school. It doesn’t matter what age they are like, [from] 7th through 12th grade. I can just go up and talk to them like they’re a friend. I know everybody. I know their first name and their last name. I couldn’t think of going to a different school because I’ve never been able experience a big school, and that’s why I want to go to Ohio State. It’s going to be crazy big, so it will be a change. But I definitely like it here.”
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