Name: Aleesa Hill

High school: Fort Osage

Class rank: 1

Academic honors: U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate, Missouri Bright Flight, National Honor Society, national qualifier in speech and debate.

Major extracurricular activities: Varsity cross country, speech and debate, robotics, Future Business Leaders of America, Scholar Bowl.

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

Mr. Tim Dial-Scruggs – he always exudes confidence and happiness. He’s very understanding of all his students and genuinely cares about our well-being. On top of his outstanding character, he did an excellent job teaching and helping students of all skill levels improve their writing.

What college are you attending and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending the Mizzou Honors College to pursue a double major in electrical and computer engineering. Mizzou has a great engineering program and offered me a full-ride scholarship. On top of that, I’ll be able to stay close to home with some of my friends who are also going there.

What are your plans after college?

I hope to get a job in the electrical/computer engineering field. I’m hoping that my time in college will narrow down my aspiration to a more specific profession.