Student of the Month: Leah Bennett

Leah Bennett of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for March.

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: Richard and Linda Bennett.

Activities: Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Jazz Choir, National Honor Society, cross country.

Community activities: Church Youth Group.

Hobbies: Playing the oboe, reading.

Future plans: College and travel.

School accepted to: Dickinson College, Goucher College, University of Maine at Orono, Clark University and Susquehanna University.

What is your favorite class? Government and World History. Government is great because we have discussions about ethical dilemmas and problems dealing with the government. World History never ceases to be interesting, and I never fail to learn something new each class.

What is your toughest class? Calculus. I just don’t have a math brain.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I stay organized and look ahead to which activities might take the most time, and try to plan when to do my homework.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? Art and music restrictions. With budget cuts, it can be hard to expand or explore creativity.

Who has inspired you educationally? My eighth grade English teacher, Ms. Botka. She was very inspirational and accessible. It was the class I had to work the hardest at, but that I looked forward to the most.xxxxxxxxcx

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