Student Spotlight on Janel Meyers


Eli Badillo, Staff Writer

Who do you consider your biggest role model, and why?
My “sister” due to the fact that she is a good role model. To me, she’s very human and trying her best to be better.

What is something that most people may not know about you?
My dad’s brother married my mom’s sister, so when I state that I have an older brother and sister, I’m actually referring to my cousins. I also have three half-siblings that I’ll never meet.

What is the greatest experience you have ever had?
Winning my first track meet was my greatest experience.

What is something that you have learned in your childhood that has stuck with you?
I’ve learned that some parents expect you to give back to them even though they were the ones who wanted children. We don’t owe them anything as long as we love them back, and if they didn’t have a child to love and care for, then we don’t need to give back to them.

What is your greatest strength?
I’m good at anything that relates to chemistry, biology, and anatomy.

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?
I think they will as about schooling and the transition to adulthood.

What social stigma does society need to get over?
The double standard that’s put on BOTH genders, not just girls. If a girl gets hurt, she gets sympathy but a guy would be blamed or shamed. If a boy does something wrong, “boys will be boys” but girls are expected to be more mature.

What is your life motto?
You may always wish to be someone else, but then there’ll be two of them and none of you.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
My superpower would be that when I sleep, time stops so when I wake up, I had the most insane amount of time to get stuff done and not be tired.

What’s your favorite joke?
Okay, so:

“How much did it cost Santa to park his sleigh?”
“Nothing, it was on the house!”