Indian Trail High School and Academy
Parents: Joseph and Michelle Schmit
Most memorable high school moment: My most memorable high school moment was when I found out my peers elected me to be the new student council president. Leading up to the election my friends and I had lots of fun with campaigning. Even people I didn’t know well wanted to get involved. In the end my win felt like a team win.
Most influential teacher: Amanda Johnson
Class taught: English
Please explain why: Mrs. Johnson has been my most influential teacher throughout my high school academic career. I was amazed how she was able to connect with students in her classroom. I loved her structure and thoroughness. I always felt safe in her classroom and loved her passion for English. Her caring and compassionate nature sets her apart. Mrs. Johnson opened my eyes to a different part of English. She has taught me so much.
School activities/clubs: Key Club, Link Crew, National Honor Society, orchestra, student government
School athletics: Golf
School offices held: Student Council president and public relations officer; sophomore class secretary; orchestra president
Honors, letters or awards: Academic letter; music letter; JV letter; numerous solo and ensemble awards; 100-plus community service hours distinction; Girl Scouts Gold Award; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award
Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Reading; playing the violin; spending time with my friends and family; volunteering with Special Olympics and Girl Scouts
College choice: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intended major/field of study: Pharmacology and toxicology
Role model: My great-grandmother, Monica Patricia Barnhart
Three words that best describe my role model: Courageous, determined, hard-working
What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I want to work in pharmaceutical research. I want to be part of a highly dynamic team that develops innovative new solutions/cures. I want to make a positive impact on patients’ lives.