Vanessa Meschke has been chosen as the March Girl of the Month at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). The daughter of Sharon and Ross Meschke has future plans for herself that flow from her high school interests. Next year will see her at the University of Wisconsin – Madison setting her sights on a degree in engineering which could focus on biomedical, nanotechnology or material sciences.
Two of her teachers, Tom Stockard and Lynn Gwost, agree on one thing: Meschke is a strong, elegant writer who pays attention to choice of language and shows a mature writing style while keeping meticulous attention to creativity.
Gwost said Meschke is a student other students respect for her motivation, work ethic, fairness and leadership. Stockard said Meschke shines bright when” elegantly performing Taps on her trumpet, setting the curve on a calculus exam or racing down the track.” Each quest finds her “striving for perfection.”
Gwost said Meschke assumes a leadership role when working in a group and possesses the self-motivation to work alone with little teach direction.
Meschke is active not only in school based activities but also community projects. For all four years of high school she has participated in cross country (varsity captain senior year), track (Conference Honorable Mention) acting as captain, is president of Knowledge Bowl and is involved in band as president and section leader as well as the section leader for jazz band.
In the little time she had left in her days at LFCHS, Meschke worked on prom and homecoming committees, worked in the Target and Link Crew and ends her senior year participating in Math League. Her strong academics have provided her recognition in Honor Society and a WIE scholarship.
Meschke has volunteered hours working at many projects sponsored by Paint-A-Thon, Youth Group, Girl Scouts and Key Club. Meschke is also employed caretaking the gardens at the high school as well as working at Hit it Off Media.