Lions Student of the Month: Kasey Huntress

Kasey Huntress

Kasey Huntress

Kasey Huntress of Harrison 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: Norman “Wheezer” and Carolyn Huntress.

Sibling: Kristen.

Activities: Varsity Soccer, Track and Field, Spring Musical, Class President, First Vice President of Varsity Club, National Honor Society Secretary, Prom Committee, AFS Club, Math Team, WorldQuest, Girls’ State and Maine Youth Leadership.

Community activities: Trunk or Treat, Senior Holiday Ball, Classroom Volunteer at Stevens Brook Elementary School and Youth Sports Camp Counselor.

Hobbies: Reading and writing.

Future plans: Attend Loyola University (Maryland) for fours years to earn a degree in political science — hopefully studying abroad while there — and then go on to graduate school.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Boston College, Saint Anselm College, Fordham University, Loyola University.

What is your favorite class? AP Government is my favorite class that I took in high school. I found the material fascinating, and Mr. Johnson is an incredible teacher. This class sparked my interest in pursuing political science as my future major.

What is your toughest class? Physics. Science and math are my two hardest subjects, and physics combines elements of both, so I have to work a lot harder to understand the lessons.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I’ve never had a problem balancing school and extracurriculars. My parents always taught me that school comes first, so I use whatever time I have before and after practices or meetings to get my work done.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? Increasing competitiveness in college admissions. It’s hard to beat out that kid from across the country who’s been taking AP and college level courses since their freshman year.

Who has inspired you educationally? For the past four years, Señora Hubka has always encouraged me to do my best and go above and beyond in her Spanish classes. Studying a foreign language can be intimidating, but Señora makes it both manageable and fun. I’ve learned so much from her, and I can’t thank her enough for all that she’s done for me. Thanks to Señora, I plan to continue studying Spanish in college!

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