July 14, 2005
Family: Parents, Roger and Jori Starks; sister, Brooke Starks.
Pet: Max, a Labrador mix.
Residence: Pike Township.
School: Will be a junior at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.
Accomplishments: Created a program to introduce Internet safety education and training to school systems. The program educates elementary and middle school students about predators, spyware, protecting passwords, and more safety and precautionary measures. Recently, she briefed Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson about her program and Indiana Net Literacy Week.
Best thing about your school: “Brebeuf encourages freedom of expression and has many caring faculty members.”
Why you created the Internet safety and education program: “Internet safety is not taught in schools right now, but it is an important topic that should be taught in addition to fire safety and drug prevention.”
Favorite subject: English.
Favorite teacher: “I’ve had several great teachers.”
A safety tip for people using the Internet: “Be careful when sharing personal information with others.”
If I were president: “I would want everyone to have health care.”
One thing most people probably don’t know about you: “I really like art, so my room is decorated with my original paintings.”
At school: Book Club, Student Council.
Most embarrassing moment: “Spilling a pitcher of punch at my eighth birthday party.”
Advice for others: “Relax. Everyone needs to take a break from the daily routine.”
People you most admire and why: “My parents, because they set a good example for me.”
If you could ask anyone, anything: “I would ask Oprah for tickets to her ‘favorite things’ episode.”
Plans for the future: “To go to college and have a successful career.”