“I’m in the process of joining Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I feel like I’m going through an adoption process and I’m only a senior in high school.”

“How are you going to do that in college next year?”

“I’ll come home a lot. If I can make a difference in someone’s life, then it will be worth it.”

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Maura is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. She graduated from Center High School in 2009, and now lives in Patterson. When she isn’t marketing new technology or writing for YBC, she enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and hanging out with her super cute Cavapoo, Derby. You can follow her on Twitter @mauramendo.