The Teens of the Month for December and January have been selected by the Portage County Teen Board.
For December, the Teens of the Month are Mariah Walker of Windham and Mason Lorch of Kent. The Teens of the Month for January are Ravleen Ingle of Streetsboro and Trevor Sobol of Aurora.
Mariah Walker is a senior at Windham High School with a 4.0 grade point average. Mariah has been president of Student Council for two years, and served as a section leader in band and as a mentor in Upward Bound, all four years of high school.
She lettered in softball, track, basketball and volleyball, received the Golden Presidential Award for stellar grades and was named Student of the Month twice.
Mariah has been a member of the band since the sixth grade, has played basketball all four years of high school and has been a member of the National Honor Society in her junior and senior years.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and helping the sixth grade girls basketball team and the eighth-graders learn music for band. In the community, Mariah has taken part in the community cleanup day and volunteered at a soup kitchen.
She plans to attend Ohio State University for her first four years to get a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Then she wants to go to graduate school to become a nuclear engineer and work for NASA in the future.
A senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Mason Lorch maintains a 4.0 grade point average.
Mason has played soccer on the varsity and junior varsity teams all through high school and has been a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society in his junior and senior years.
He was a National Merit Semifinalist in 12th grade and earned the Suburban League Scholar Athlete Award in ninth, 10th and 11th grade.
In the community, Mason has been an engineer on the FTC Robotics Team (Team 8581) in 11th and 12th grade, took part in community service through the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent in grades nine through 11 and participated in the YMCA Hayo-West-Ha Leadership Corps.
In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, playing the piano and hiking/backpacking. He plans to go to college to study mathematical physics and probably pursue a career in research and academia.
Ravleen Ingle is a senior at Streetsboro High School and has been a class officer all four years of high school, serving the past two as president. She also has been a member of Student Council all four years, serving as president this year.
Ravleen was co-chair of blood drives in her junior and senior years and earned the Excellence Roll all four years of high school for maintaining a grade point average of 4.0 and above.
She earned the PTA Shining Star Award and Outstanding Performance Quiz Bowl. She is a Twinsburg Public Library volunteer and took part in PTA events, such as community Christmas, holiday connections, etc.
She enjoys studying at the Twinsburg Public Library, taking part in extracurriculars after school and reading.
Ravleen’s work experience includes Miles Farmers Market (2016-17), Malley’s Chocolates (2017-present) and All Prem Dry Cleaners (2015-17).
In the future, Ravleen plans on attending Ohio State, Penn State or Case Western, where she will study pre-medicine and take courses such as organic chemistry and microbiology.
While in school, she intends to study abroad and later intern at a nearby hospital. Following medical school, she plans to become a cardiothoracic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic.
Trevor Sobol is a senior at Aurora High School with a 4.318 grade point average. He is a three-year academic pin recipient, was named the Winter Varsity Athlete with the highest GPA in 11th grade and was named a Student Member of the American Association of Cancer Research in 2017.
He has been a member of the National Honor Society in 11th and 12th grade and is head of the football program committee. As a member of the Junior Achievement School of Business, he served as vice president of management and leadership in 11th grade.
In sports, he played junior varsity/varsity basketball in 10th through 12th grade, and was captain of JV and Varsity as a senior.
Trevor has been a weekly volunteer at the Hattie Larlham Center for Disabled Children and Adults, took part in events such as Princess Prom, graduation and Christmas Story Run through the National Honor Society and participated in "Buddy Bash" and at the homeless shelter through Service Learning Class.
His work experience includes serving as a bag room attendant at Walden Golf Club in Aurora and working in machine maintenance and testing at the Radiological Service Training Institute in Solon.
In the future, Trevor plans to enroll in an undergraduate university for the fall of 2018 and matriculate at a medical school following graduation. During college, he would like to study biology, biochemistry or biomedical science on the pre-medical track.
An aspiring oncologist, he hopes to participate in undergraduate research with an emphasis on cell-specific targeting therapy and immunotherapy.