Leading Ladies of CHS
As Women in History month comes to a close, we are taking the time to celebrate some of the Leading Ladies at CHS who have made a positive impact in our school system.
Cameron Glen - Class of 2022 President
Q - When did you become a CPS student & what schools have you attended at CPS?
I began attending Claremore in the 6th grade. I have attended Will Rogers Junior High and Claremore High School.
Q - What extracurricular involvement & leadership positions (clubs & sports):
- Student Council (Class of 2022 President)
- Math Club (President)
- Chemistry Club (Vice President)
- SkillsUSA (Treasurer)
- Lady Zebras Varsity Soccer
- Native American Student Association
- National Honor Society
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Q - Why is it important to get involved and make a difference in high school?
It is important to get involved because it helps you meet new people and form relationships. You never know who you're going to meet, whether similar or different and the impact you can make on others.
Q - If you had to create a 140 character tweet to describe you what would it be?
Life is too short to be small, be yourself, and be proud. Once you love yourself, then you can truly start loving others.
Q - If you knew me better, you’d know I …
You'd know I am a huge nerd if you knew me better. I have always loved learning and really enjoyed school. I'm the kid who does math for fun and always loves a good trivia night.
Q - What is your favorite piece of pop culture and why (book, movie, tv-show, podcast, band, social media influencer)?
My favorite piece of pop culture is the new spiderman movies. I've always loved Marvel movies and Spiderman has always been my favorite hero. It is encouraging to see a teenager deal with all the struggles present teens face while also saving the world.
Q - What are your dreams for your future?
I will be attending OSU to study Chemical and Aerospace Engineering. My dream is to work for NASA as an engineer.
Q - What has been your most significant accomplishment during your tenure at CPS?
The most significant accomplishment I have had while attending CPS has been the relationships I have made. I have met so many amazing people who have helped me grow into a better person and shown me different walks of life. I am beyond grateful for my community and the lessons I have learned from those around me.
Q - What legacy do you want to leave here at CHS?
When I leave CHS, I hope to influence people to be unapologetically themselves. I hope to show students that they can be themselves and embrace their personalities while still being successful students.
Q - What do you love about Claremore Public Schools?
I love our teachers at Claremore Public Schools. Every one of my teachers has encouraged success for their students. Additionally, many teachers have left life-long impacts on me and formed connections I will never forget.
Q - A Zebra is a very unique mascot - what does it mean to you to be a Claremore Zebra?
Being a Zebra means being proud of yourself and your community. The Claremore Zebra community comes with the support of many individuals of all ages building each other up. I am so glad to have grown up in such a connected community.
Q - Who is a mentor or role model who inspired you & why?
A role model of mine is my dad. He has taught me how to balance everything life has for me and has always been there to support me.
Q - Who has been the most influential teacher in your career and why?
The most influential teacher I’ve had would be Ms.Hammack. She encouraged me to study engineering and has helped me grow throughout my high school career.
Q - How has attending school through a pandemic grown you positively as a person?
The pandemic has taught me how to be a balanced and organized person. Distance learning through the pandemic taught me valuable time management and study skills. Growing up through the pandemic has taught me how to handle anxiety and balance work and downtime.
Q - What service projects (school or community) have you participated in & what were your individual contributions?
The service projects I have been involved with that have been most impactful on me include:
- Serving at the Tulsa Day Center, where I serve food to the homeless once a month and help pack care packages
- Working with Family Promise through my church, where we housed homeless families at the church and provided clothes and other necessities
- Volunteering at ZipperQ, a local fundraiser to bring awareness to the rare disease FOP, where I volunteer at game booths and help set up and cleanup
- The Hope Race with NHS where I cheered on runners and helped raise money towards grants for our teachers.
Q - What service project was most meaningful to you?
The most meaningful service project is volunteering with Family Promise of Tulsa. Family Promise is a nonprofit organization that shelters homeless people at churches, hoping to help these families get back on their feet. Not only do we provide a place to sleep, but we also provide food and clothes for school or jobs.