Student, Melissa Wills, talks about the loss of self-respect in American girls today and what she has done and plans to do to help alleviate this issue.
Melissa Wills is a senior at Bozeman High School, where she is president of Project X^2. Project X^2 is a club that works to empower girls and boys alike to have more self-respect and self-worth. The club has transformed from focusing on women's issues to an altruistic club that engages not only with the school, but with the entire community. Wills is also active in the Rotary Interact Club and National Honor Society at the high school. She plans on pursuing Women and Gender Studies in college to support heightened equality for women around the world. Wills' other passions include ski racing, backpacking, soccer, family, and the outdoors.
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