My name is Maria Papera, a senior at Montville Township High School and the President of the Montville Forensics team. This is my fourth year competing in speech and debate and seventh year participating in the activity overall. Competition has been both incredibly rewarding and enjoyable, even as it has moved online in the past year. Academically, I have earned the Seal of Biliteracy in both Italian and Spanish, I am a National AP Scholar with Distinction, and I am a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student. I have additionally played lacrosse and field hockey for Montville at the varsity level for the past four years. Outside of my academics and extracurriculars, I spend most of my time listening to podcasts, doing embroidery, or exercising. Although I have yet to make a college decision, wherever I end up I plan to study political science and linguistics in the fall!