STATS: 18, a freshman at Augusta State University
WHAT: Future translator
HER STORY: Michelle has talents for fashion, baking and making people smile, and she makes no excuses in using them to help people.
A frequent volunteer, she also baby-sits, donates to local charities and works with her father's business.
"I just feel it's the right thing to do," she said.
"And besides, I always want people to do stuff for me ... take me shopping, too!"
Her good attitude comes from home.
"I am this way because of the way I was raised, and I get my traits from my mom and dad."
Michelle plans to major in Spanish and minor in early childhood education, and one day to become a translator.