Although Michelle Zimmerman serves as captain of
Community service is one of Zimmerman's greatest passions. As a student council member, she organized the school-wide Thanksgiving food drive last November, increasing donations by creating a competition between homerooms. She is also a leading participant in Volunteers In Service In Our Neighborhood, or VISION, a high school student organization designed to give back to others.
"My college essay was about my grandmother," Zimmerman said, "who is 91 now and lives with our family, suffering from
Her grandmother has reason to be proud. Zimmerman's awards include the
"I never had valedictorian as my goal," said the top student out of about 220 in Tolland High's senior class. "I just wanted to do my best."