Laura Baird, Marysville-Pilchuck senior

Amazing feat: Was home-schooled into her ninth-grade year and became student body president by her senior year. Has a 3.91 grade point average.

Goals: Hopes to become a lawyer or an English literature instructor at a high school or college. Favorite authors: Jane Austen, Charles de Lint.

Full plate: Has spent much of her childhood in drama and is looking forward to performing in school play, "The Crucible," this month; active in student government and church. Volunteers as a math tutor and a homework helper at Everett family homeless shelter. Also has job at Marysville Cinnabon.

Favorite childhood memories: "My sister and I would spend the late summer and early fall in my woods (near home). I really loved to climb trees. I still do."

Advice to freshmen: Get involved in school activities because it’s a great way to make friends. "I would also tell them to talk to people. I think people are often too scared to ask questions."

Future: Has applied to Bradley University, the University of Washington and Western Washington University.

Quote: "I really like my educational program and being able to know I have some influence on what happens at the school. I’ve made a lot of really, really good friends."

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