Last week one of PA’s own was featured in Channel 12 News as a standout student.
Stefanie Palmer ’14, a senior here at Providence Academy has achieved something many people have not been able to achieve, in order to be honored as an outstanding student. Through her high school career she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. With such an outstanding GPA you would think that all her time would be spent on books and academic activities alone, but that is not the case.
The truth, she said, is “I’ve always had an emphasis on academics,” but that’s not all. Stefanie is in the school spirit squad, the drama club, a play and a musical. she is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Regarding time, with all the extracurricular activities and school work Stephanie admits to her plate being full but said, “school has always been my first priority.” A typical week for Stefanie consists of tutoring every Monday and Wednesday through the National Honor Society right after school. She also has play practice every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Last but not least she has spirit squad every Tuesday and Thursday.
Cathryn Quinn, Stefanie’s spirit squad coach, said, “Stefanie is a true leader.”
With all the activities and meetings that Stephanie attends to during the week she says, “Its hard to balance everything, Homework comes first; but I try to give time to all things.”
“I’m looking forward to college, there is more freedom but I will definitely miss my friends and the safety that is at Providence. The teachers are open and care. We are all a big community.”
As for the future Stefanie hopes to get into either Marist College, Davidson or Vanderbilt, where she’ll be studying creative writing.
For the rest of students who have some time left, Stefanie advices you to do your very best and enjoy your time at Providence Academy.
“A 4.0 GPA is not impossible to achieve but you have to work for it.”