Rotary Good Citizen: Rashawnda Currier

Rashawanda Currier

Rashawnda Currier of Bridgton has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for January.

Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a savings bond.

Parents: Yolanda Currier and James Currier.

Siblings: Justina Currier, Kayla Currier, Lexus Currier and James Currier.

Activities: Yearbook member, secretary of Interact Club, varsity cheerleader.

Community activities: Sunday School teacher at Grace Christian Church.

Hobbies: Photography, cheering, reading, drawing and playing sports.

Future plans: Attending college in the future. I hope to receive my graduate degree in biology and continue college to receive a doctorate degree in biology. With this degree, I plan on becoming an epidemiologist, one who studies disease.

Schools that you have or will apply to: University of Maine, University of Southern Maine, University of Hartford, Bowdoin College, Bates College, Colby College, Brandeis College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College.

What is your favorite class? RC. My favorite class is government because I am able to retain the information I learn in class and out of class very well.

What is your toughest class? RC. Physics is my toughest class because it’s a subject in which I have to think differently. The abstract thinking is hard for me to grasp. I am more of a visual thinker.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? RC. No matter what I always try to get my classwork and homework completed before anything else. My extracurricular activities are fun and enjoyable to me, and I see it as my reward for working hard in school. I balance my time wisely, between practices, teaching and completing my own homework.

What is the biggest challenge high school students’ face today? RC. The biggest challenge high school students face today is balancing their time. Students do no spend their time wisely. Students are easily distracted by social networking sites and video games. It’s sad that these things get in the way of their full academic potential.

Who has inspired you educationally? RC. Madame Freese has inspired me educationally because she has pushed me through some of my hardest times in high school. Madame Freese is a wonderful French teacher, who made sure all of her students felt important and that they can accomplish anything if they put their minds to it.

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