Parents: Don and Amber VanCamp
List the activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments:
Some activities I am involved in are band and track and field. Some of my proudest accomplishments are lettering in band, getting an excellent voting at a solo and ensemble contest for band last year and achieving a GPA over 3.8 last year.
What is your favorite class and why? What is your favorite subject?
My favorite class would have to be honors chemistry. I really enjoy the labs in that class, along with my teacher and the people in the class. My favorite subject would be either be English or math. I love reading and writing, but I also enjoy doing math.
What are your hobbies and/or personal interests?
I love playing flute. It lets me express myself and get my emotions out there. I also love running. Track and school becomes my life in the spring. During the off season I try to stay active and go on runs when I can. I also love being with my friends. I am very social and hang out with my friends whenever possible.
Who is your hero, if you have one, and why?
I don’t necessarily have a hero, but I definitely have role models. One of my biggest role models is my dad. He got a good job that he enjoys and no matter how stressful it may be, he comes home and has fun with the family. I honestly hope I grow up and can be happy like him.
Tell of a most memorable experience that relates to school, personal interests or a hobby:
I think a really memorable moment for me would be when I made it over a bar in pole vaulting last track season. It showed that if I really work hard at something, the results show.
How do you demonstrate leadership?
I demonstrate leadership by being involved in all the activities I do. I am vice president of the concert band, I went to every practice I could for track and I don’t slack off. I do my best to set an example for people. I also help anyone that needs it or asks for it.
How do you approach academics to achieve success?
I know that achieving academic success won’t come without work. I go into everyday thinking, “If I work hard today, it will pay off tomorrow.”
What special projects have you done, in or out of school?
One special project that I have done is a duet for a solo and ensemble contest. My friend (who plays oboe) and I (play flute) worked our tails off for a long time and played it for a judge. He gave us an excellent voting, which is one ranking underneath superior, which is the best.
What does it mean to you?
It means a lot to me. This is really the first time I have been recognized for my academics and leadership.