Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, KS
I have been a member of the MHS Track and Field distance team since my freshman year of high school. My favorite event is the 1600 meter race(1 mile), and my personal record is 5:49. After falling in love with the sport as well as the people involved, I decided to do Cross Country. In cross country, girls in the state of Kansas currently run a 4k. My personal record is 16:36. I was voted team captain for the MHS Cross Country team my junior and senior years. I was also given the chief leadership award at the end of the year banquet, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown outstanding leadership to their teammates.
I have been an academic honor roll student since my freshman year of high school. I've maintained an unweighted 4.00 GPA and am currently ranked 1st in my graduating class. I am currently in the process of completing 2 AP Classes: AP Literature and Composition and AP Government. I am also a member of the National Honor Society, a nation-wide program that recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement. Even when I was little, I always viewed school as my first priority, because I believe that education is the key to success.
I have accumulated a total of 126 volunteer hours since my freshman year of high school. I'm currently a member of the DSGP(Distinguished Service Graduate Program), which recognizes graduating students for their involvement in community service. I've performed 94 hours of service for the Manhattan Art Center(MAC), where I taught children skills in both ceramic and theater classes. I Also performed 3 hours of service for Toys for Manhattan, a local program that distributes toys to children during the holiday season. I've been a course monitor during both the St. Patrick's Day Race and the Poyntz Avenue Mile, ensuring that athletes stay on the correct path during the race. I've performed many services for the Flint Hills Breadbasket, including a door-to-door scavenger hunt for canned goods.