On July 12, 1998, Joe and Deb Snyders were blessed with the arrival of their first child, Meredith. She was later joined by her younger brother, Austin.
Meredith has had a very busy high school career. She has enjoyed participating in large group and individual speech, earning her way to state in both. She has been a part of mock trial and international club. Meredith also has enjoyed being in the May Term play as well as the fall musical her junior year. Meredith loves music, which she has shown through participation in band, jazz band, and choir. This senior also keeps busy through National Honor Society, of which she is president, and the backpack program. She earned the American Legion History Award in her junior year for having the highest history grade in the class. Meredith shows her love of reading through being the treasurer of book club. On top of all of that, Meredith has taken piano lessons for ten years, volunteered at the Good Samaritan Society, and worked at Lewis Family Drug.
This senior is working her way through rigorous classes in her final year. She is taking advanced math, AP Spanish, anatomy, college algebra, government, economy, band, choir, speech, and college composition. Her favorite high school memory is Sierra Reed’s and Hailey Iwen’s hilarious comments at prom her sophomore year, most of them having to do with being “too sheltered for this.” Meredith is planning to attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando to major in international and global studies with a minor in intelligence and national security. When asked where she sees herself in ten years, she replied, “Probably reading a book on a beach somewhere.”
Meredith knows what she likes and has quite a few favorite things. Her favorite books are “Necessary Lies,” “My Life Next Door,” “Live Original,” and “Revenge Playbook.” She loves pink, and her favorite shows are “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” This senior likes Spanish and novel class along with cake and Mexican food. When given a choice, she listens to Five Seconds of Summer, One Direction, and Kenny Chesney. Meredith also likes to watch “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Longest Ride,” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”
If she could spend a day with anyone, Meredith would choose her grandma Ruth. She died before Meredith was born, but everyone tells her how much she looks like her and how much her grandma would have loved her. She’d just love to have her in her life. As she prepares to leave high school, Meredith’s advice to the underclassmen is to “stay true to yourself, no matter the cost. Know your worth and never settle.”
~Written by Dominique K