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High School Graduations 2014: Manlius Pebble Hill School National Honor Society president Alexia Melendez Martineau

Name: Alexia Melendez Martineau


Suzette Melendez and Andre Martineau

What are your plans in the next few years?
I am going to attend Brown University starting this fall.

What are your career plans?
I plan to work with people all over the world. I hope to affect change in communities through the use of sustainable methods.

What have you enjoyed the most about your high school experience? High school gave me a place where I could make mistakes, many of them, but also learn from those mistakes.

What is your favorite quote or saying? “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” -Nelson Mandela

Who has inspired you the most?
My grandfather has been my greatest inspiration.

What is your advice to your graduating class?
At the risk of sounding cheesy, my advice to my graduating class is not to forget who we are as individuals, those aspects that makes you amazing, brilliant people.

What word or phrase best describes you? Confident

At your 25-year reunion, what do you want your classmates to remember you for?
Being a good leader

If nothing else, what one thing would you like to accomplish in your lifetime?
I want to travel the world.