Maria Poston

About Me

Maria Poston is a senior at St. Anthony High School. She is involved in National Honor Society, ACES (Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science), and is the editor of the school newspaper. Outside of school, Maria enjoys working at Joe Sippers Cafe, painting, baking, and spending time with her nephews. After high school, Maria hopes to attend SIUE majoring in chemistry and then attend the SIUE dental school in Alton. She hopes her CEO experience will help her in all future endeavors.

"I am eager to learn from many of Effingham's buisnesses and integrate my takeaways into my future buisness."

About My Business

Maria's Macarons is a French macaron bakery specializing in custom orders for all kinds of events. At local vendor markets, Maria will offer a "build-a-box" special in which customers can choose any five macarons from her variety of flavors. She delicately bakes her macarons with high quality ingredients to create the perfect sweets. Through her business, Maria hopes to bring a new experience to the people of Effingham. To place an order, contact Maria at or on Instagram @mariasmacaronss!






DISC Characteristics

  • Decisive- preference for problem solving and getting results
  • Interactive- preference for interacting with others and showing emotion
  • Stability- preference for pacing, persistence and steadiness
  • Cautious- preference for procedures, standards and protocols