Student Spotlight: Meet Meaghan Baker, Class of 2018

By September 16, 2016 September 26th, 2016 OLMA Headlines

While at first glance, she may appear to be shy and quiet, OLMA junior, Meaghan Baker is anything but that. She is a scholar, athlete and leader who chose OLMA over many other high schools becuase she felt at home. “I went to Williamstown Middle School with 500 other kids,” said Meghan. “When my parents suggested that I take a look at OLMA I agreed to shadow. That was all it took . I immediately felt the difference in the way students and teachers communicated and treated one another and decided that OLMA was where I wanted to be.”

Meaghan remembers not knowing anyone when she walked into OLMA on day one, but it didn’t take long for her to make friends. In addition to maintaining straight As, Meaghan will start her third year as a member of OLMA’s Lacrosse team this spring. She’s also a member of the Spanish Club and is excited to be a part of the new Greenhouse club that will be starting soon. Meaghan was also part of the group that traveled to Greece and Italy this summer. You can take a look at video highlights of her trip in the OLMA Headlines section of the website.

Looking ahead, Meaghan is excited about college and is even thinking about law school thanks to an opportunity she was given at OLMA during her freshman year. On the third Wednesday of each month, Meaghan serves as the youth representative of the Juvenile Court Committee. “I was nominated by one of my teachers and decided to apply,” she said. “It involved a lot of paperwork, an interview and training, but I’m so glad I followed through.” In her role on the committee, Meaghan provides the youth perspective on the cases heard by the larger, all-adult committee. “It has opened my eyes not only to the process, but to how fortunate I am to have parents who love and support me,” she said. “It’s a reminder of all that I have to be thankful for. ” That goes both ways, Meaghan, as we are thanful for you.