School: Norton Middle School

School district: Norton City Schools

Residence: Akron

Age: 14

Parents: Terry and Carmen White

Siblings: Faith White

School activities: Volunteering at the Akron Food Bank, Toys for Tots and has volunteered with the Mennonite Central Committee of Akron

School district explains what led to the nomination: Hope is new to us this year at Norton Middle School, and since she has arrived she has been a model student. Transition is hard, and as she entered a new school Hope was kind and considerate to all that she came in contact with. Hope often steps up in class and volunteers to work with others. She stays positive, despite some of the stressors middle school can bring. Hope is also an extremely talented artist.

Please tell us why you performed your act. What makes you act with character? I believe that people should treat others how they would want to be treated. We should treat people in a positive manner; others' behavior should not dictate how I act.

What is your favorite book, TV show or video game? One of my favorite movies was "The Greatest Showman," and the book I have enjoyed greatly has been the series "The Mysterious Benedict Society."

What do you want to be when you grow up? Hope states when she grows up she wants to be an entrepreneur and own her own business. Hope would like to pursue work involving the arts. "Art is something I enjoy and I would love to turn my passion into my profession."

If you could change one thing about school, what would it be? If I could, I would change how much the teachers, on average, are paid. They're ultimately the foundation of people's success in other careers, and they set the building blocks for students to be excellent in the real world. Individuals in the entertainment industries get paid millions, but people who willingly give children knowledge aren't looked upon in a positive manner.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it to change the world? If I had a superpower, I'd have the ability to heal any wound or disease people may have. I would be able to revolutionize medical science.