CINCINNATI - This week's student of the week is thinking big. She's making a difference in her classroom and across the globe.
Ursuline Academy senior, Marisa Reddy goes above and beyond when it comes to community service.
"Marisa is a leader not only to her peers at Ursuline, but also the greater community and also those younger students. I have a 10-year-old, and my daughter looks up to Marisa. She's just an outstanding role model," said Ursuline Academy President, Sharon Redmond.
Along with her sisters, Reddy helps to get donated medical sutures to poor families in India. The project is called, "A Stitch Just In Time." Reddy is hoping to expand the donation service to help even more needy people.
"I think part of it is leadership, because being a good student isn't just about getting good grades. It's also about being a critical thinker. And being able to help others in their journey to get good grades as well and to become better people," said Reddy.
Besides being a natural leader, Reddy excels in the classroom. She carries a 4.64 weighted GPA. Her list of honors, awards and achievements is too long to list. She even earned a perfect score on her ACT test.
"We're just so proud of who she is, of who she's become but also who she is going to be and I think there are bigger and better things out there for Marissa and every single day she makes us proud," Redmond said.
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