West Lutheran High School senior Merlyn Mayer work in school and the community reflect her generous spirit.
For students, this time of year brims with new beginnings and fresh challenges. As seniors in high school embark on months of endings and “lasts,” they, too, are preparing for a new transition after high school.
Before it’s time to don the mortarboards, let’s take a moment to give a tip of the hat to this year’s Prep Elite students, who were among students nominated by their schools and chosen by our editorial team. Read about the other students here: Evan Dimich, Mae Monette, Sarah Cao
Merlyn Mayer, West Lutheran High School
“In addition to being an amazing student in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA, [Merlyn] also plays volleyball and is the manager of the girls’ basketball team. She has been a great ambassador for the school with her positive attitude and kind demeanor that is displayed to everyone she has met. Merlyn is a fine Christian example that reflects West Lutheran’s [mission]. She is active in her church and school communities, and her willingness to help people is evident in all she does. I have been a teacher of Merlyn’s for two years, and I have witnessed her growth as an individual and seen first-hand her positive interactions with the West Lutheran community …” – Phil Meitner, teacher
What influenced you the most during high school?
My freshman year at West Lutheran, I wanted to be on the basketball team, but I was unable to because of a knee injury. The [junior varsity] coach suggested that I become a team manager. Although it was not exactly what I had in mind, I would come to realize that the team is a body, and each member has an important role in sustaining it. That concept can also be brought into any situation where each person’s abilities are valuable, and I will take that with me into the future. – M.M.
Your future in three words: Stewardship, reflective, dependable