Lions Club Student of the Month: Heidi Fox
Heidi Fox of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for December.
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.
Name: Heidi Fox
Parents: Brian and Lili Fox
Student organizations, sports teams, activities, hobbies: National Honors Society, Student Council, piano, tutoring
What do you like most about school, why? I like that we are given opportunities to learn, and in many different classes. We have many different art and science electives, which allow for some range in the education we can get.
What is your biggest challenge in school? My biggest challenge in school is making time to finish the work for all my classes in between the afterschool activities I have every day.
What is your favorite subject, and why? My favorite subject is science, specifically anatomy and physiology because I find it very interesting to learn about how the body works the way it does and how much it is able to do.
If you could change one thing about school, what would it be (and why)? I would make it so there is more help and encouragement for students that are failing classes. I think that a lot of the time once people see they are failing a class they don’t think there is anything they can do about it. I think there should be more encouragement for them to succeed.
What characteristics do you believe a good teacher should possess? I think an important characteristic of a good teacher is being able to teach in different styles. Students learn in many different ways, so it is important that teachers can help all different types of learners.
What goals did you hope to achieve during your high school days? I want to be prepared for college and be at the top of my class when I graduate.
What do you hope to do in the future in terms of career, and why are you headed in that direction? I want to be a physician because after having surgery in eighth grade I realized I really want to help people with misunderstood illnesses such as my own.
What do you think it will take to be successful in the future? It will take a lot of hard work and putting in the time needed to study and be prepared, since the medical field is very intense and demanding.
What lesson have you learned while at Lake Region High School that will help you in the future? I have learned to persevere until I succeed.