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MILFORD, Ohio - Mason Johnson is a star athlete, challenges himself in the classroom and loves to help out anyone he can.

Johnson is a leader at Milford High School. He carries a 3.9 weighted GPA, but still finds time to play basketball and lacrosse.

Johnson is also involved in his community through the National Honor Society and was selected to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference, a program that aims to develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

"I've always kind of enjoyed giving back to the community. I feel like, if it's something I can help someone else, then I definitely want to do it. I think we all deserve a little help once in a while, and by giving back, I feel like that's an easy way to do it," Johnson said.

Larry Holstein, a guidance counselor at Milford High School, said Johnson is an active, involved student.

"[Johnson] is a tremendous individual. He's been valuable to [Milford High School]. He's in front of the scenes, he's behind the scenes, he's in so many things, worthwhile projects," Holstein said.

Johnson was selected to be the Vice President of the Marketing Management class for two years.

You can also find Johnson volunteering his time at soup kitchens or through teen counseling programs.

"I try and make things fun and I try to have fun while doing it. So that's what I try to do with community service. I think that's my favorite part about it, is learning other people's stories and getting other people," Johnson said.

Johnson will be attending Ohio State University in the fall to study neuroscience. He plans on going to medical school. Johnson says a busy class schedule at OSU will not keep him from helping others and that he will find a way to fit community service into his schedule.

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