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    Scholar: Melissa



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    At the tender age of 13, Melissa, a remarkable teen from Tarzana, California, faced a life altering challenge. Having been diagnosed with severe scoliosis, she underwent an intense surgical procedure that placed two titanium rods on either side of her spine, correcting the problem but also ending her career as an aspiring and talented gymnast. Melissa re-focused on academics and was awarded a scholarship to an elite private school in the San Fernando Valley. While maintaining a 4.2 GPA and a healthy extra-curricular life that includes community service and producing rock concerts, Melissa's real passions are extremely personal. Because she is bi-racial - her father is from the Bahamas and her mother is of Austrian/Jewish descent -- Melissa has always been sensitive to the plight of the minority. She hopes to pursue a career in racial and ethnic studies and return to her community to give something back.
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    Quite impressive for a 13 year old. Even though I think she is smart, in some cases time equals knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIWANNABE
    Quite impressive for a 13 year old. Even though I think she is smart, in some cases time equals knowledge.
    She had her surgery at 13, I doubt she is 13 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrogirl_2100
    She had her surgery at 13, I doubt she is 13 now.
    Opps! Thanks Astro for pointing it out.

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    Based on these preliminary bios, I'm rooting for her
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    She seems to ethical to be a rock promoter for life.....

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    Browsing through, shes my first pick.

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    I expect a lot from this girl.
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    Her surgery really doesn't sway me in her direction. Has nothing to do with the contest, just the pity factor. I'm not into the pity thing.

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    I think that she really proved herself on the show last night. This show will help her grow in confidence but she is easily my favorite female on the show.
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