Mt. Hope student of the week: Marisa Silva

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This week's Mt. Hope High School student of the week is senior Marisa Silva.

AGE: 18

GRADUATING CLASS: 2014

PARENTS/TOWN: Sheila Belanger, Bristol

FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Biomedical science

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Tennis, basketball, outdoor track, VAASA, Debate

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend the University of Rhode Island and major in biological sciences, with hopes of becoming a physician's assistant.

WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO AND WHY? I look up to my mom because, on her own, she has raised me to be a strong, independent young woman. She has instilled in me that being a well-rounded person opens doors for more opportunities in life.

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