November Lions Club Student of the Month: Savannah DeVoe

Savannah DeVoe

Savannah DeVoe has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for November.

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.

Residence: Naples

Parents: Mark and Kathy

Sibling: Marcus

Activities: Cross Country, Basketball, Drama, Chorus, National Honor Society, AFS/ICE International, Varsity Club.

Community activities: Volunteer work for NHS and girls’ basketball, Lake Region Community Theater.

Hobbies: Reading, singing, acting and writing.

Future plans: Going to college!

Schools that you have or will apply: Virginia Tech, MIT, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University, Princeton University

What is your favorite class? SD. AP Government with Mr. Johnson, because politics and history have never been my favorite subjects to learn, (and they’ve also never been the easiest), but I love to challenge myself. I’ve realized that I’m actually quite good at history, and I enjoy the class more than any other class I’ve taken so far in school.

What is your toughest class? SD. My toughest class is AP Calculus. It’s such an advanced level math course, and even though math has always been my strongest subject, it really works your brain! I’m sticking with it, though, because I have such a strong nerdy side that won’t let me quit.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? SD. I always try to make time for the things I want to do, or am obligated to do. I keep a calendar filled with all of the things I have to do, and if two things coincide, I’ll try to manage both. I like being involved, so I don’t mind a busy schedule!

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? SD. Motivation to do schoolwork and be involved is definitely an issue in high school today. With teachers placing less emphasis on homework and classwork, students start to think there isn’t much importance placed on it, when in reality, it’s the best way to prepare us for the kind of work we’ll do in college, and eventually in real life.

Who has inspired you educationally? My parents have pushed me for my entire life to be the best student academically that I can be. They’ve always told me that to be well-rounded is one of the most important aspects of being in high school, and I had to succeed in the classroom, not just on the field or on the court. Without constant reinforcement from my parents, I definitely wouldn’t be as successful as I am, and can be!

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