2017-08-10 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Manmeet Dhami


MANMEET DHAMI recently graduated from Northport High School and received the honor of being selected as Homecoming Queen. The first in her family to go to college, she will be attending Wayne State University this fall. MANMEET DHAMI recently graduated from Northport High School and received the honor of being selected as Homecoming Queen. The first in her family to go to college, she will be attending Wayne State University this fall. Name: Manmeet Dhami

Town or township of residence: Northport

Resident since: April 2011

Age and birthplace: 18, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, CA

Occupation: Assistant Manager at Deep’s Corner Store, cashier at Porcupine, and waitress at Spice World Cafe.

Marital status: Single

You live in Leelanau County because: My parents purchased a business in Northport.

Last good movie you saw: “Lion.”

Last good book you read: “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria,” by Janine di Giovanni

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: Amal Clooney. She’s a remarkable woman whose voice and advocacy inspires many including myself. Her career path as a barrister and lawyer is something I aspire to do and I as well to be passionate, successful, and bold like her.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: Earning the respect of the Northport community and being the first in my family to attend a university.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: I would like to be a human rights lawyer and to be traveling the world.

Things you lose sleep over: Literally everything.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: More job opportunities and affordable housing.

Favorite dessert: I’m not a big fan of dessert but I do love a bowl of chicken curry.

Are you a coffee drinker? Yes.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: Deep’s Corner Store and Christmas Cove.

If you had more time you would: I would volunteer at organizations that I’m passionate about.

The words that best describe you are: Loving, passionate, curious, strong-hearted.

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