Meghan Schoener of El Dorado Hills is a Style Magazine 20+ Under 20
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Meghan Schoener, 18
El Dorado Hills
Meghan Schoener has been a Girl Scout ever since she was 4-years-old and has won the bronze, silver and gold awards along with two Catholic Girl Scout awards.
“I have learned valuable leadership, teamwork and presentation skills through my experience with Girl Scouts,” she says. Having volunteered at the California State Fair for the past three years on the Youth Task Force Volunteer team (where she organized and led a cooking demonstration), and served at the Upper Room in Placerville,
Schoener has raked up 982 hours of volunteer work during her time at Oak Ridge High School. With all that experience, she is now off to UNLV to study hospitality at the Honors College.
Schoener’s other ambition to row could not be fulfilled as she’s 4’10,” but when she was offered the role of coxswain, she eagerly accepted and has been coxing for the Sac State Masters since 2013.
She’s glad for all the opportunities life has given her—from being adopted from Russia as a baby to heading off to college—and attributes her success to her parents, older brother and dear grandmother. —Tara Mendanha
Guilty pleasure: Eating ice cream
Meal in town: Blue Nami
Local landmark: Lake Natoma
Movie: Soul Surfer
Saying: “I don’t need easy, just possible.”
This month, in Style’s annual compilation of high-achieving high school seniors, we give you each school’s selections for local teens setting the pace—whether in academics, athletics, philanthropy, or all of the above. Read on and get inspired by the words and achievements of these 2015 super grads.