Melina Bauman will become a bat mitzvah Saturday morning, Sept. 14, at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Melina is the daughter of Natalie Bauman of South Euclid. She is the granddaughter of Judge Larry and Evelyn Nameroff of Indian Land, S.C., and Emanual Bauman, formerly of Beachwood, of blessed memory. Melina attends the Julie Billiart School. She enjoys gymnastics, traveling, writing stories and spending time with her cats. For her mitvzah project, Melina volunteers with the Euclid Beach Cat Project, where she cares for kittens and cats to help find them forever homes.