School: Timberline High School in Lacey.
Parents or guardians: Andrew and Rachele Love
Best personal achievement: Either receiving my Army ROTC scholarship or when my cheer team made it to state with a routine that I put together.
How I spend my time: School is my number one priority, then comes cheerleading and work. If I have extra time I hang out with my friends and my boyfriend.
Favorite subjects: AP chemistry, I’ve learned so much.
Favorite movie: “Juno.”
Favorite book: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini or “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff.
Dream job: Ophthalmologist.
Someone I respect: My parents. They have some of the toughest jobs and work so hard to give my sisters and me a good life. They have raised us so well; I couldn’t have asked for better parents.
The hardest part of being a student is: Time management. With sports and a job, it’s hard to get everything I need to get done in a day, but I have to prioritize and keep a tight schedule.
My future ambitions or career aspirations include: Getting a medical degree from the University of Michigan after pre-med at the University of Washington. I would like to go into ophthalmology or dermatology and of course, raise a family.
Someone famous I would like to meet: Johnny Depp, my celebrity crush.
Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “I worked so hard while I was a teenager to achieve the goals I had for myself and it was tough but it was all worth it. I am exactly where I want to be.”
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: Teenage girls in particular, I think, have one of the hardest challenges being surrounded by the media and peer pressure. Everywhere you look, there are magazines and television shows and the internet constantly telling girls what they need to look like and what they need to do to be “cool” and “loved.” A lot of girls take this the wrong way and wear the wrong things and do things they shouldn’t.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: If everyone was a little less lazy and led a healthier lifestyle. Obesity is one of the biggest problems in the world today and if we could all make good dietary decisions and stayed in physical shape, it would improve everyone’s quality of life.