Sylvia  Margaret Admire 2023 #1 Valedictorian

ğŸŽ“#1 Valedictorian - Sylvia Margaret Admire

 Next Steps: Illinois State University

 Field of Studies: General Biology

 Zebra Since: 9th Grade

🔴 What advice you would give your freshman self? I would tell my freshman self to branch out and try different things, to get involved, and talk to new people.

🔴 What has this journey taught you about yourself? This journey has taught me that I can persevere through hard days.

🔴 What does this accomplishment mean to you?  This accomplishment means a lot to me as I have worked very hard throughout high school to maintain good grades.

🔴 Looking back on your school experience at CPS what does being a Zebra mean to you? Being a zebra to me means accepting everyone for who they are and showing kindness to others.

🔴 What staff member impacted your life most and how in elementary school? The elementary staff member that made the biggest impact on my life was probably Jennifer Admire, my mother, from Justus Tiawah School because I got to see her a lot when I was at Justus and it always made my day to see her.

🔴 What staff member impacted your life most and how in junior high? Mrs. Ward from Justus Tiawah Schools impacted my life in Junior High because I absolutely loved her science class. That was probably when I started having a passion for science/biology.

🔴 What staff member impacted your life most and how in high school?  Ms. Mercer from Claremore High School made the biggest impact on my life because I have known her throughout high school in ZAP and art. She is a big role model in my life and I love talking to her anytime I see her because she is amazing.

🔴 What is the ONE thing you absolutely take with you to college? I will make sure to take with me to college a mini fridge to store all my snacks in.

🔴 What activities you have been involved in?AP / Pre-AP Programs, Swim Team, Book Club, Chemistry Club, Christian Club, Math Club / Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Young Democrats, 

🔴 What was the hardest part (challenges) you had to overcome to achieve this honor? Some of the hardest things I had to overcome were late-night loads of homework and attempting to motivate myself after a long day.

🔴 What are you most proud of in your high school career? I am most proud of myself for branching out in high school, trying new things, and medaling in high school state swimming competitions.

🔴 Awards / Honors / Scholarships

Scholarships: In-state tuition (Illinois State University) Presidential Scholarship (Illinois State University) Swimming scholarship (Illinois State University). 

Awards: 2022 Class 6a high school state swim meet: 1st place 100 Yd Freestyle, 1st place 200 Yd freestyle; 2023 Class 6a high school state swim meet: 3rd place 100 Yd Freestyle, 1st place 200 Yd freestyle; 2023 Oklahoma All-State Swim Team member

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