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Abigail McNeill

Wright City

Academic rank: 2 of 89

Sports: basketball, volleyball

Academic bio: Health Award ... Business Award ... Math Award ... Junior Student of the Year ... Principal's Honor Roll.

Athletic bio: Volleyball team MVP ... all-conference volleyball first team ... all-conference volleyball second team (two years) ... Academic All-State for volleyball ... Academic All-State for basketball.

Activities: National Honor Society ... SADD ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Student Council treasurer ... Science Club treasurer ... Prom Committee ...  A+ Tutoring ... math tutoring ... band ... baseball manager ... Adopt a Family ... food pantry collections ... youth group mission trips.

College: University of Missouri (food science research and development)

Goal: "I hope to become one of the head scientists in a research and development laboratory and create new products that can change the industry. I want to be a role model and inspiration for others."

Favorite subject: Science: Chemistry and Biology. "I am really fascinated by it and I love the experiments. I have had good teachers who have made the subject come alive."

Favorite book: Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

Favorite musician: Sara Evans

Role model: "Alton Brown, the host of the Food Network's 'Good Eats,' has been a role model to me. On his show, he has shown me how to push the boundaries of science through cooking. He explains the why and the how about the reactions in food. This has been a huge inspiration to me in my teen years."