Elena Lewis

North Canton Hoover High School

GPA: 4.515. Rank: 4 of 331.

College: High Point University (N.C.)

Intended major(s): Marketing.

Social media site(s) you use the most: Instagram and my fashion blog.

TV show you binge-watch (or plan to): One Tree Hill.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Favorite subject in school: American Sign Language/English.

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why/how: My speech and debate coach, Missy Stertzbach. She introduced me to the activity that I have grown to love so dearly and taught me skills I will use the rest of my life — as well as the importance of self-confidence in my speaking ability.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: I hope to be a business leader, possibly in the fashion industry, or even run my own company. I also plan to continue my service to my community and church while rasing a family.

In 25 words or fewer, finish this sentence: “If I were president, I would ...” focus on eliminating terrorism and the senseless acts of violence such as school shootings, while simultaneously creating feelings of hope and safety.

Briefly describe your favorite high school memory: Competing in the final round at the OHSSL state speech and debate tournament my junior year and becoming state runner-up.