Another DePauw-Bound Valedictorian Profiled in Star

Another DePauw-Bound Valedictorian Profiled in Star

July 6, 2004

July 6, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Riley Steinmetz, co-valedictorian of Lutheran High School, "plans to attend DePauw University this fall and study biology and creative writing. She is undecided on a career but could choose medical school," notes an article in the Indianapolis Star. "At Lutheran, I took all the advanced biology classes," Steinmetz, who graduated with a 4.41 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), tells the newspaper. "And I've always just liked writing."

Jon Murray writes, "Sometimes the two intersected. She wrote a medical ethics paper about emergency contraception, a form of birth control meant to stop an egg that has been fertilized from becoming an embryo. 'I decided that I could not make the decision for myself about whether it was ethical unless I was placed in that situation,' Steinmetz said. 'I know that different parts of the church have different stances on the issue.'"

The story continues, "This summer, she is an assistant cook at Camp Lakeview, a Lutheran retreat for children near Seymour, Indiana. During high school, Steinmetz played on the junior varsity tennis team for two years. Her activities included the choir, peer ministering, the Hoosier Academic Spell Bowl, and drama and musical theater for all four years."

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