Lions Club Student of the Month: Katie Caulfield

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Katie Caulfield

Katie Caulfield of Naples has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for April.

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: Alison and Steve Caulfield

Sibling: Ethan Caulfield (age 13, seventh grade)

Activities: Chorus, band, theatre, skiing

Community activities: Volunteering at Naples Public Library and teaching second and third graders how to ski for the Pleasant Mountain Ski Club.

Hobbies: Singing, reading and crocheting

Future plans: I will be attending a four-year college. I am undecided as to what college I will attend and what I will be majoring in.

Schools that you have or will apply to: I haven’t received a decision from Brown University yet, and I’ve been wait listed at five other schools.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Clark University, Emerson College, University of Maine Orono, University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire.

What is your favorite class? I love my AP English class. I’m learning a lot and we have fun, too!

What is your toughest class? I think my toughest class is also English. It’s forcing me out of my comfort zone, and there’s a lot of work involved.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? It definitely helps to have a study hall. Most of the time, I have to stay after for one thing or another, so some of my homework gets done then. Missing class is always frustrating, so I make sure to check in with my teachers when I miss a day.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I think it’s a two-part problem. Balancing activities, homework, and a job can be stressful, and sometimes impossible. But in order to fit everything into one day, we have to arrive at school very early, and often we don’t get enough sleep.

Who has inspired you educationally? My Spanish teacher, Mrs. Hubka, made our classes fun as well as educational, and she really cares about her students. Dr. Greenstone, our band director, has had to deal with me for six years now, and he has given me countless pieces of advice. The enthusiasm he has for his career as well as for our potential makes me want to do better.

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