Punita Peketi

Twinsburg High School

GPA: 4.545. Rank: 1 of 330.

College: University of Akron.

Intended major(s): Combined science degree and a possible master’s in public health.

Social media site(s) you use the most: Facebook.

TV shows you binge-watch (or plan to): New Girl, Friends.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Favorite subjects in school: Biology and psychology.

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why/how: My closest friends who have known me since I was young. They taught me how to truly have faith in myself, supported me through every challenge and setback, and always inspire me with their genuine and unconditional love and compassion.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Working in a medical specialty such as pediatrics or palliative care.

In 25 words or fewer, finish this sentence: “If I were president, I would ...” try my absolute hardest to first create strong and peaceful connections with nations around the globe in order to effectively advance global and national policies.

Briefly describe your favorite high school memory: Saying goodbye at the end of my senior tennis banquet. It was amazing to reflect on how much everyone improved throughout the years and to learn that I had made an impact on my coach and tennis family.