Lions Club Student of the Month: Maude Meeker

Maude Meeker

Maude Meeker

Maude Meeker 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: Wenda Saunders and Skip Meeker.

Sibling: Cutter Meeker.

Activities: Varsity Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, World Quest, National Honor Society, ASB, Legally Blonde musical, Math Team and Student Council treasurer.

Community activities: VBC Counselor, member of First Congregational Church of Bridgton and volunteer at Songo Locks Elementary.

Hobbies: Skiing, running, knitting and reading.

Future plans: Studying Elementary Education in college.

Schools that you have or will apply to: Colby, Wheaton, Gordon, St. Michael’s, University of Maine at Orono and University of Maine at Farmington.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Gordon, St. Michael’s, University of Maine at Orono and University of Maine at Farmington.

What is your favorite class? Spanish 4 with Señora Hubka. I love Spanish because I love getting to know about not only a different language, but also about different cultures. I hope someday to travel and be able to use the knowledge I’ve learned in this class!

What is your toughest class? AP Government. It’s tough because there is a lot to learn about each part of our government, and you have to know the topics really well, especially for exercises like writing prompts. However, I really like it at the same time because it is so structured and we are learning a lot.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? By taking advantage of any open time I have throughout the day! Often I don’t have enough time for all my work once I get home, so I try and use any free time I can find to the fullest and get a lot of work done.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I would say prioritizing and organization. I’ve always had a busy schedule, and I had to learn that some things, like schoolwork, will always have to come first. It’s important to use the time you have wisely.

Who has inspired you educationally? Both of my parents have, all throughout my high school education, and they continue to as I am starting to move on and consider college options. My mom always encouraged me to stick it out in honors classes even when I was feeling a little overwhelmed, and I am very grateful for that today. My dad taught me to think smartly, and I could not have achieved what I have without both of them.

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