Mallory Strauch was a student at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and is going to Illinois State University this fall. She said she has "A genuine passion for the power of language and its ability to tell a story, express emotion, and be inspirational." Her enthusiasm for language has Mallory planning to major in English at ISU and become an English teacher. Michaele Strauch, her mother, works in Will Springs School District 108 and is very supportive of her decision to teach. Mallory was a member of the National French Honor Society, National Honor Society and the Advisory Program at Stagg. She was also involved in Orchestra, Orchesis, Theater and Pom Pons. Mallory's teachers say she is hard working, thoughtful, reflective and incredibly motivated to succeed.