Stark State College Teen of the Month: Caroline Denny, Alliance
NAME – Caroline denny
RESIDENCE – Alliance
AGE – 18
SCHOOL – Alliance High School
GPA – 4.41
CHOICE OF COLLEGE – I applied Early Action at Harvard, but would be happy to end up anywhere on the East Coast!
PARENTS – Amy and Wayne Denny
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS – Ambitious, conscientious and resilient.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – Science Fair Competitor, National Honor Society Executive Team Member, Class Officer, Student Senate Officer, Academic Challenge Team Member, and AHS Orchestra Cellist.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – Kitten Foster Home for Paws Fur Life, Teen Court Advocacy Council Member and Jury Member, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Student Ambassador and Key Club Member.
HONORS AND AWARDS – 1st place Future Physician-Scientist from OSU College of Medicine, 1st place Best Use of Statistics from American Society for Quality (2 consecutive years), selected to participate in Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair, top grade at State Science day ( 3 consecutive years) years) champion of the league of academic challenge (3 years) and regional qualifier (3 years) and national online (1 year), and AP scholarship holder with honor.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITY? – I really like traveling and discovering new cultures. I have been very lucky to have been able to do international trips and am very happy to have the opportunity to study abroad at college.
PREFERRED MEMORY AT HIGH SCHOOL? – I have so many warm memories from high school, but I think my favorite should be my senior homecoming. Since we had so many different events canceled to keep the student body as healthy as possible, it was great to have a masked and socially distanced dance.
MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW … – … I’m pretty good at knitting! I learned on my own by watching YouTube videos when I was in elementary school.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO FOR A CAREER? – I know I want to study the biology of human evolution in university. Subsequently, I want to go to medical school and my ultimate goal is to be a rare disease researcher.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR TEENAGERS TODAY? – I believe the biggest problem facing teenagers today is the damage to the planet. It’s the world we inherit, but we don’t have a say in how it’s treated. As a society, we need to move away from the mindset that it is acceptable to exploit nature for monetary gain and instead shift to sustainable practices that will help ensure that future generations can live with the same. biodiversity and the same habitability that we have. appreciated.
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