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Stephanie Wright
Name: Stephanie Wright
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Grade: Twelfth Grade
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis (on the school tennis team), reading (in the book club), student council, video games.

Appearance: Although she hasn't been training for a while, Stephanie maintains a 160 lb weight on her near six foot frame. Stephanie has a lean athletic build from years of sports and an average size bust. She is rather proud of her height, in part due to her advantage in sports, and is not reluctant to wear heels although she does prefer keeping to flats.

Stephanie's dark brown hair falls to shoulder level, with bangs that stop just short of her eyes. She often wears her hair back in a ponytail held by a bright yellow ribbon. She has an rounded face, with a small nose, full lips and bright brown eyes that often look slightly unfocused. While she requires glasses, she tends to do without them, only putting them on in class. She rarely uses makeup, though she does make exceptions for formal events.

Stephanie likes wearing jackets and is almost never seen without one. Her favourite jacket would be a black cropped motorcycle jacket that she had recently gotten. Apart from her jackets, the rest of her clothes are comparatively drab. Her tops tend to be simple T-shirts, usually light colours such as blue or white. As for bottoms, she likes wearing jeans, but she can rarely find any that fit well and often makes do with a dark coloured skirt. As mentioned earlier, she often wears flats as she doesn't want to stand out above the crowd too much. Occasionally, she will wear her tennis shoes simply for comfort.

She still wears an elbow sleeve as her arm has not fully recovered from her fracture. She has a scar along her forearm, stretching from her elbow to halfway down the forearm.

Biography: Stephanie is the second and youngest child of Alexander and Victoria Wright. Alexander works as an officer in Seattle's police force while Victoria is an accountant at a local hospital. Stephanie's brother Ryan is three years older than her.

For most of her early childhood, Victoria and Alexander's jobs had kept them out of the house for most of the day and Ryan was at school. Therefore, Stephanie spent most of her time at home with a nanny. Her parents still tried to be involved in her life though, often reading to her before she went to sleep. While she did begin reading at an early age, it was Alexander, who was British and had earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Oxford who had been instrumental in improving her reading. His constant corrections of her mistakes, and his brilliant teaching of phonetics led to her being able to read at a much higher level than most of her peers. Stephanie would spend a long time reading, partly because her parents didn't let her watch too much television. She would read just about anything, reading though Dahl, C.S. Lewis and even a chunk of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and had even read through her textbooks on the day she got them.

In elementary school, Stephanie was one of those star students that achieved almost ridiculously good scores. This was in part due to the guidance of her parents, who believed that their child should always be ahead of the syllabus. While her grades were brilliant, putting her at the top of the class almost every time, Stephanie never liked learning in class, usually finding lessons boring and pointless. She did enjoy some subjects, particularly English and Science, but she was almost adamant in refusing to pay attention to boring teachers. Despite her classroom attitude, Stephanie put a lot of effort into her work, making sure that she always did everything to the best of her ability. While she did have a few close friends in class but she didn't interact with them outside of class, preferring to spend recess and lunch with a book.

It was in third grade that Stephanie signed up from tennis. Her parents had decided that it would be good for her to spend some time playing sports, especially after hearing the teachers' comments about her attitude in class. While she was not particularly good, she it wasn't long before she found a real interest in it. It was a simple game, a one-on-one confrontation that was as much mental as physical. It was spontaneous, fast and every moment, every movement counted for something. And of course there was also the fact that she was allowed to hit the ball as hard she could.

Tennis was a huge motivator for Stephanie. She had a good time playing it and even had a few close friends there. This all changed when she moved up to middle school.
The bullies would always tease her for sitting alone during recess and lunch, often calling her friendless.

The bullying continued on through most of middle school. While she didn't have a problem with self-esteem, she couldn't take this sort of treatment. While they were usually merely teasing her, she couldn't help but take each of those slights personally. She did try talking to the teachers about it and they had acted upon it, reprimanding the kids at fault, but the teasing would always continue.

But after bottling up her anger towards the bullies for so long, it didn't take much for her lose it. One day, while a couple of bullies were making fun of her, she just walked up to them and punched them each of them squarely in the jaw.

While she always felt guilty for days afterwards, she strongly believed that she was doing the right thing. The teachers never knew what to do with her. She seemed really repentant, trying her best not to do it again. Even so, rumours of her violence had spread throughout the school. The idea of a bully being taken by surprise by a quiet girl was far too cool of a story for it not to spread. It wasn't long before just about every kid in school knew about her reputation.

In the mean time her parents had sent her for anger management courses which seemed to work for a while but she still ended up in a fight again. In the end, it took a visit to the Principal's office and the threat of expulsion that made her resolve not to fight again. Nevertheless, she still maintained contempt towards bullies even if she wouldn't act on it.

The Wright family had always been close. Both Victoria and Alexander were adamant on spending time with their children. They would often go out on trips together on weekends and dinner as a family was just about mandatory.

Ryan was the one who would fetch Stephanie home from school. He would appear in his flashy red motorbike that he got on his 18th birthday and the two of them would speed through the streets of Seattle towards their house. The two of them had been close, perhaps due to Stephanie's few relatively secluded childhood. Ryan might be said to be the antithesis to Stephanie, his laid back attitude in sharp contrast with Stephanie's seriousness. His grades were never good, and to be honest, he didn't really care. Ryan had a sort of charisma around him, and he always got along well with his friends.

It was his brilliant social life that made Stephanie look up to Ryan. She was always afraid to get out and meet new people but Ryan seemed to always treat everyone as if they were a close friend just about instantly. It was perhaps his influence that helped to change her social life.

Stephanie has been a much different person in high school. She is definitely more cheerful than she used to be in middle school. She still has friends in tennis and she made many good friends on the team. Even so, she was one of the hardest workers on the team spending training working as hard as she could to make her way onto the varsity team.

In Junior year, Stephanie was recommended by the coach to try for the US Open National Playoffs Sectionals. Stephanie was delighted. The Playoffs would be the start of a long journey towards professional play.

Stephanie was greatly disappointed when her parents couldn't make it on the day of her first match but Ryan was there to cheer for her. The first match was an easy win for her and the two of them were to go out to town to celebrate. However, her well earned victory was cut short tragically. On their way home, they were hit by a car that suddenly turned into the road. Stephanie suffered an elbow fracture while Ryan received several broken ribs and an ankle fracture.

Her dreams of the playoffs were crushed that day. While she had already won her first match, she had no choice but to forfeit. The loss of her dominant hand has forced her to use her left hand for everything but writing now. Healing and physiotherapy had taken a few months and Stephanie hasn't been to tennis training since. However, she has since made the best of her new found free time and has joined the book club and even ran for student council.

Her grades had already been falling, due to her constantly busy schedule. While hospital time and physiotherapy certainly didn't help, her belief that she can make it without studying has contributed to her bare C-average that is the requirement for council.

As for romance, she is completely incapable of acting on her crushes. She has been asked out a few times and has gone on a few dates, but she is still unsure about romance. She does want a boyfriend but she is also at the same time hesitant about a serious relationship.

Stephanie still has difficulty with new people and prefers to stick to her usual bunch of friends. She still takes things very personally and may get defensive when under stress. Her time in council has made her more self-confident, especially in speaking situations. Furthermore, Stephanie is extremely goal-oriented and when she decides on doing something, she won't stop until she has completed it.

Advantages: Stephanie's tennis training keeps her fit and agile. She can keep calm even in tough situations and thinks things though carefully before acting. She possesses strong determination and won't stop until she succeeds.
Disadvantages: Her right elbow still suffers from stiffness and pain and may pose a challenge to her. She can't stand bullies and jerks and may lash out at them causing more trouble than she can get out of. Her reputation as being violent hasn't quite gone away and this may discourage potential allies from teaming up with her. Her dislike of wearing glasses may also prove to be a problem.