February Lions Student of the Month: Sydney Hancock

Sydney Hancock

Sydney Hancock

Sydney Hancock Casco has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for February.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Kevin and Alison Hancock

Sibling: Abigail Hancock

Activities: Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Track, president of Varsity Club, Class Treasurer, Student Council, National Honor Society.

Community activities: Casco Days volunteer, youth Rec camps.

Hobbies: Acting and singing, traveling, spending time with friends and family.

Schools that you have or will apply: Applied Early Decision to Bowdoin College.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Bowdoin College Class of 2017.

What is your favorite class? SH. My favorite class is Spanish because it is a very hands-on class with a variety of different approaches to learning. We read, write and speak and do a lot of projects with the culture. I also love the teacher I have, which always makes learning a lot more fun.

What is your toughest class? SH. My toughest class is probably math. I have always had the toughest time in math because I prefer language classes to science and math. It has a lot of concepts that are sometimes hard for me to wrap my brain around.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? SH. I have found that being involved in extracurriculars actually helps me balance my time better. When I have an activity or practice after school, I know the amount of time I have to get my work done in. This helps motivate me to get it done.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? SH. I think one of the biggest challenges high school students face is staying motivated. I see a lot of kids losing sight of their futures and keep grades up in order to go to college or enter the work force. I think it is important for kids to be reminded at home how important schooling is, and I think it is important for teachers to push kids to their highest potential.

Who has inspired you educationally? SH. I think college actually gave me the most inspiration to do well in school. I knew I wanted to go to a competitive college, and that my grades in high school would have to be high in order to do so. I have been working hard the past four years to set myself up for a great future.

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