My name is Maggie Messina, and I am going to study as a Freshmen and Pre-Law Scholar at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas this fall. In my four years at the high school, I have received high honors and the Needham Golf Club Charities Dolly Hinden Scholarship, peer tutored through Needham Youth Services, tutored children in middle school and elementary school after classes and on the weekends. I have attended the Junior Young National Leaders Conference for the past few Summers. In the Summer of 2016, I attended the NECIR intensive journalism workshop at Boston College with a focus on social justice issues, and in the Summer of 2017, I interned at Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, NJ with a Superior Court Judge. I am a member of the National Honors Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. Along with studying and reading, I love to stay active, play with my dog Sophie, travel, cook and watch Netflix! I also co-write a beauty blog that gives women of all ages self-esteem and wellness tips as well as makeup recommendations: yourbasicbeauty.com.