Marniecia from Tennessee

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Motto: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” –Charles Guillaume-Etienne

Claim to Fame: Being number one in my sophomore class.

“I often spent my study halls in the math lab, seeking help on the pre-calculus homework, which was by far the most challenging class for me. My friends, Sumin and Minori, were also a great help."

"In my college essay class, I was able to construct a rough draft of an essay that I can use in a couple of years. Ms. Gudas, my teacher, is a very unique and bubbly person whose class I really enjoyed. She pushed me to express more of my personal feelings and thoughts in my writing.”