Lions Student of the Month: Margaret Scarlett

Margaret Scarlett

Margaret Scarlett

Margaret Scarlett of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for March.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parent: Mary Macdonald

Siblings: Damon, Nick, Abby

Activities: Tennis, field hockey, Drama Club, AFS Club, National Honor Society.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, knitting, film collector.

Future Plans: I’d like to go into publishing.

Schools that you have or will apply to: Boston University, Villanova, Drexel, Syracuse University, George Washington University.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Penn State, Suffolk.

What is your favorite class and why? English, because I find it to be so essential for a person’s intellectual and moral growth. To quote the film Dead Poets Society, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.”

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I am very bad at scheduling, so I get very little sleep.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? The concept that studying in uncool. It is.

Who has inspired you educationally, and why? Both Jean-Paul Sartre and Sylvia Plath tie as my biggest inspirations. I admire Jean-Paul Sartre for his ability to thrust the biting truth onto paper in a form so raw and simplistic that in order to read truths you already understand you must first redefine the context in which you know them. I admire Sylvia Plath because she has given me the sort of empowerment which I never even knew I was lacking, and I can only wish to one day write prose as beautiful as hers.

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