By: Destiny Boden
Tiger Scholar for November is Senior Emily Fleckenstein. Fleckenstein keeps a GPA of
approximately 3.8, while participating in many school activities including, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She believes that underclassmen should, “be as involved as [they] can [in high school] and don’t take the easy way out through high school because college will be a lot harder [than high school].” Although she sticks to her studies, she doesn’t miss out on being involved with the school through many extra curricular activities. Emily is the FBLA student President and HOSA’s student Vice President. She has been in FBLA and HOSA since her sophomore year. Emily admits, “every once in awhile it gets stressful [balancing school and activities], but I manage it by making sure I have time and prioritizing school over all of [her extra curricular activities].” Emily is currently enrolled in four college classes: college algebra, Biology 111, composition 2, and AP government. She plans to continue college after her senior year at the University of Northern Colorado. Emily explained that her biggest accomplishment so far is “
making it to senior year.” Fleckenstein plans on going into nursing after as her future career. “Medicine really interested me and I love helping people who need it,” she explained. She just recently applied at University of Northern Colorado.
“In ten years I see myself probably working in a hospital with
my family,” Emily imagined. While reminiscing on her years in high school she wouldn’t change a thing about it.
“I think [high school] is fine the way it was,” she recounted. Fleckenstein is a wonderful role model and has brilliant advice for upperclassmen and underclassmen alike. “I try to make everyone involved and feel included. I also try to keep a positive attitude,”
Emily stated. Fleckenstein is a very valuable student here at SHS. She has accomplished much throughout her high school years and we hope she will continue to accomplish many amazing things in the years to come. Even though her high school career is almost over, there are many new adventures yet to come. Fleckenstein will be missed dearly next year. Thank you for everything you do for this school and keep up the great work!