My name is Melanie Rawls. I am the oldest of three. My mother, whose a breast cancer surviour, works with Hattiesburg Public School District. My father had a stroke two years ago which left him unable to work. My brother goes to HHS and is in the 10th grade. I myself also work with HPSD. I tutor second and third grade at Rowan Elementary School. I have enjoyed working with children since graduating high school from HPSD in 2001. I once heard a few of my teacher say, reach one, teach one. Well personally, in today's society reaching one is just not enough. While I know I can save the world, knowing that I have blessed a child's life, is a major blessing to me.