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First Person (Megan Melcher)

Family: Steven Olson of Princeton, fiancé; John and Jami Melcher of Geneseo, parents; and Matt and Erica Melcher of Jacksonville, brother and sister-in-law.

Occupation: Elementary school music teacher in Mendota.

What was your first job? Lifeguard/pool manager in Geneseo.

What is your favorite movie? “Lilo and Stitch.”

What is your favorite book? Hard to choose just one — Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, anything by Philippa Gregory or Jodi Picoult.

What is the best concert you’ve been to? Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... or the 2016 PHS winter band concert.

If you met a genie who granted you one wish, what would you wish for? The ability to eat whatever I want without gaining any weight, ... or a never-ending supply of goldfish crackers!

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Moving to an area where I didn’t know anyone to be a music teacher/surviving my first year of teaching.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been? So hard to choose just one place! Australia/New Zealand.

What is one thing you’re truly passionate about? Sharing my love of music with my students.

What is your favorite area restaurant, and what do you like to order there? Flour House — bagels and coffee — yum!

What is something you like about your hometown? Although I’m not originally from Princeton, I love all the local shops, restaurants and businesses.

Is there anything you would change about your hometown? Only wish it had a Chipotle!

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