Lions Clubs’ Student of the Month: Elizabeth Wildey

Elizabeth Wildey

Elizabeth Wildey

Elizabeth Wildey of Naples has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for June.

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: Jeffrey and Margaret Wildey

Siblings: Madison Wildey and Nikola Gomolova

Activities: Tennis, drama, National Honor Society, AFS club, volleyball, Student Council

Community activities: Facilitator for METS summer program, volunteering for MS Harborfest, volunteering for Cross Walk in Naples

Hobbies: Reading, tennis, music, travel

Future plans: I plan on majoring in film at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

Schools that you have or will apply to: Lesley University, Marist College, Husson University, Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, Hofstra University

Schools that you have been accepted to: Lesley University, Marist College, Husson University, Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, Hofstra University

What is your favorite class? My favorite class is French because it is unlike any of the classes I have taken. It’s a class in which I don’t just learn French, but I gain a better understanding of the world and myself.

What is your toughest class? My toughest class is Physics because this class forces me to look at things quite differently from the way my brain comprehends ideas and concepts.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? The best way for me to keep a balance is to create a schedule or list of what I need to do each week so I can physically see what needs to get done, what I will be doing, and what I’ve done already.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I think the biggest challenge high school students face is pressure. It can take many forms and touches everyone at some point during their high school career. These pressures can quickly become very overwhelming and difficult to handle due to new situations and freedoms that come with entering high school. It is in high school that everyone is still learning how to handle these new freedoms and expectations, which become increasingly greater as the world becomes more complex.

Who has inspired you educationally? Madame Freese has greatly inspired me, not only has she has taught me the necessary French survivals for getting around France, but she has taught me to think in different ways. She teaches her classes to be self-reflective and better understand oneself in relation to the world. I have learned to recognize and reflect upon relationships and myself. Madame Freese has been very important to me during my time in high school as she has greatly influenced my own personal growth.

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