Top Teen--Dominique McNier

Dominique McNier
Dominique McNier

Middle school is a time of transition. You're no longer a little kid and you're not quite an adult either. But eighth grader Dominique McNier found his niche.

For many students, math can be pretty tough. But not for Dominique.

"I really like math, because it's easy and hard at the same time," he said. "It helps your mind build."

At one point, Dominique reached out to his algebra teacher, Tammi Willis, for help. Now he's on his way to taking gifted-level classes in what's called Galaxy 2.

"It's a program where the students take harder tests and they do more difficult projects," Willis explained. "It challenges them to work harder."

Dominique is involved in student council and the Beta Club, and he's a sports fanatic. "I play basketball, which I really love. I do track and I also play basketball."

And still, his grades are outstanding. "I make A-B honor roll."

Dominique has big plans for the future. He's already looking forward to college. And after that? "A pro basketball player."

But, before he does that, he wants to keep on top of the game of his grades. Dominique checks with his teachers regularly throughout the school year to make sure his GPA is up to par.

And that's why Dominique McNier is this week's WTOC Top Teen.

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