[Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
September marks the official end of summer. September Calendar Girl Marcela Rangel sits on the bridge at Monett's South Park by two of three stands of prairie grass that have grown to more than 10 feet tall. The daughter of Manuel and Maria Rangel, Marcela is an active senior at Monett High School. As a junior, she was one of the top students in American government, chemistry, problem solving and college math. She works as a school office aide, is secretary of the Multicultural Leadership Club and is a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She participates in the culinary arts program at the Southwest Area Career Center. She enjoys reading, watching soccer and spending time with friends. Marcela attends St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She has two sisters, Iliana and Miranda, one brother, Jovanny, and two chihuahuas, Boy and Cena. Next fall, Marcela plans to attend Missouri State University and is considering a career in the medical field.