Student Spotlight: Meagan Graham

Meagan GrahamJunior at Union High School, Union Public School District

What is your favorite subject?

My favorite subject would have to be English. I’ve always loved to read and discuss books and their meanings, and I love to write.

Who is your favorite teacher or school employee?

My favorite school employee would have to be Mrs. Amanda Cleveland, my fourth grade teacher. Even though I am now in high school, I know she is someone I can sit down with and discuss what’s burdening me or what’s been going well in my life. Even with her busy life, I know she’ll make time to talk to me.

What accomplishment as a student are you most proud of?

The accomplishment I am most proud of is being elected as the Mississippi Educators Rising president. It is honestly a dream come true. I love to serve and lead, and this position is the perfect opportunity to do both.

What club, organization, or sport do you enjoy participating in most?

I participate in many clubs and organizations, so it’s hard to narrow it down to a favorite, but the Teacher Academy program is something I thoroughly enjoy. I love the opportunities it has given me from having fun with children with special needs to teaching in a middle school classroom. Second to this program, tennis is something I’ve enjoyed playing for many years.

What jobs or careers interest you the most?

For the past few years, I have been extremely interested in education. I’ve devoted a lot of time to studying the career. From researching potential colleges, designing lesson plans and assessments, and job shadowing, I am passionate about education and learning. One day, I hope to teach English and share that passion in a middle school classroom.


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