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Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Melissa Balding, Edison
Edison High School
Balding, a four-year starting center for the Chargers, has also shined in her academic and extracurricular achievements. She is taking AP Statistics, AP Spanish 4, AP Environmental Science, Model United Nations, US Government, and Modern Literature. Balding is a member of the leadership team for the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes club and is the vice-president of the Green Team, helping to advocate environmental improvements through student service. As a member of the Model United Nations, Balding has attended the Princeton Model United Nation conference and international conferences in England. She will attend Harvard University next year and is considering a potential major in Environmental Science and Public Policy.