Lions Student of the Month: Allison Stewlow

Allison Stewlow of Sebago 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 savings bond.

Parents: Lisa and Daniel Stewlow.

Siblings: Jessica, age 21, and Naomi, 18.

Activities: Stained glass, Show Choir, Drama Club, Prom Committee, photography, National Honor Society.

Community activities: Harvest Hills Animal Shelter volunteer every Sunday since November, Harvest Hills “Freezing for a Reason,” Casco Town Hall children’s Halloween party.

Hobbies: Archery, drawing, reading, photography.

Future plans: To become a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Schools applied to: Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Tufts, Cornell, Darmouth, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine at Orono, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

What is your favorite class? Marine biology and Animal Studies because I enjoy studying topics that will help me help animals.

What is your toughest class? AP Calculus. There are many variables and multi-step problems that make it difficult to comprehend.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I plan out specific times or days that I’m going to dedicate to schoolwork.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? Keeping their dreams and goals alive. With so much competition these days, it’s very easy to get discouraged and feel you are not good enough.

Who has inspired you educationally? My parents, who are always proud of me no matter what, and my grandparents who being retired teachers have given me great academic help and advice.

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