Junior is leading the way at Turpin High School

CINCINNATI - Angela Xia is only 15-years-old, but she is taking some of the most difficult courses offered at Turpin High School. Xia enjoys challenging herself but says there's another secret to her 4.2 GPA.

"You have to be passionate and interested in all the classes and realize oh it's just not another class you have to take to graduate, but something you can use and build the knowledge base for what you need in the future," Xia said.

Xia is a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Turpin Student Council and president of the Key Club.

One of Xia's biggest pleasures is helping others.

"You realize you're so fortunate and you have so much to give to other people, so why don't you do it," said Xia.

Melinda Trujillo, a teacher and Key Club advisor at Turpin High School said Xia she wants to be a better person.

"She just truly wants to make things better and if you would talk to any of her teachers they would tell you that [Xia] is extraordinary because she makes you want to be a better person," Trujillo said.

"[Xia] is amazing! She's inspirational; she's a leader among her peers. She is a person you can always rely on, you can always count on," said Julie Pearce, a teacher and Key Club advisor.

Xia says she is considering studying psychology or possibly something else in the medical field in college.

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